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Rudolph Fisher

Born: May 9, 1897

Death: Dec 26, 1934

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Rudolph Fisher

Date of Birth : May 9, 1897
Date of Death : Dec 26, 1934
Birth Place : Washington, D.C.

Rudolph Fisher was an African-American physician, radiologist, novelist, short story writer, dramatist, musician, and orator. His parents were John Wesley Fisher, a clergyman, and Glendora Williamson. Fisher had three children. His first published work, "City of Refuge", appeared in the Atlantic Monthly of February 1925. He went on in 1932 to write The Conjure-Man Dies, the first novel with a black detective as well as the first detective novel with only black characters. Fisher was also a physician, dramatist, musician and orator. He was an active participant in the Harlem Renaissance, primarily as a novelist, but also as a musician.


  • Writer
  • Physician

Also known as

  • Dr. Rudolph Fisher
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