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George S. Schuyler

George S. Schuyler (1895-1977) was one of the most prominent African American journalists of the early twentieth century. Born in Rhode Island, Schuyler spent his early years in New York, before enlisting in the US army in 1912. He returned to New York after briefly being AWOL to pursue a career in journalism. He wrote for black America's most influential newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier, in addition to The Nation, The Washington Post and H. L. Mencken's The American Mercury.