2018 Black History Month Virtual Exhibit



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  • Born in Portsmith, OH, November 30, 1881.
  • Sociologist, Pianist and Organist, Professor, Civil Rights Activist, longtime Colleague of W. E. B. DuBois.
  • Oversaw NAACP publication The Crisis (1913-1928) and helped publish The Brownies' Book, a pioneering magazine for African American children.
  • Arrested in 1928 New York City sting targeting men having "homosexual sex" in subway bathrooms.
  • Fired from The Crisis by W. E. B. DuBois, which ended their collaborations.
  • Dill supported himself playing the piano and organ, and he ran a bookstore.
  • Moved to Louisville, KY, in 1951 to live with his sister, Mary Dill Broadus: 827 S. Preston.
  • Dill worked in Louisville as a doorman at the Grand Theatre: 611 W. Walnut.
  • Augustus Granville Dill died at the Red Cross Hospital in Louisville on March 8, 1956. He is buried in the Louisville Cemetery.

For more information about Augustus Granville Dill's life, accomplishments, and impact, visit “Dill, Augustus Granville,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database.

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