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John Edward Bruce

Born: Feb 22, 1856

Death: Aug 7, 1924

Birthplace: Piscataway

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

John Edward Bruce

Date of Birth : Feb 22, 1856
Date of Death : Aug 7, 1924
Birth Place : Piscataway

John Edward Bruce, also known as Bruce Grit or J. E. Bruce-Grit, born a slave in Maryland, United States, became a journalist, historian, writer, orator, civil rights activist and Pan-African nationalist. He founded newspapers in Washington, DC and Norfolk, Virginia, as well as co-founding the Negro Society for Historical Research in New York.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Historian
  • Activist
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