Alice Childress biography
Alice Childress was born on October 12, 1916 in Charleston, South Carolina but grew up grew up in Harlem. She acted with the American Negro Theatre in the 1940s and wrote a number of plays about the African-American experience, including Trouble in Mind. Childress was also a successful writer of children's literature, including A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich. She died in 1994.