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Higgins, Chester A., Jr.

(born: 1946  -  died: ) 

Chester Higgins, Jr. was born in Lexington, KY, and grew up in New Brockton, AL. He is a graduate of Tuskegee Institute [now Tuskegee University]. A staff photographer with the New York Times, he also wrote The Black Woman, Drums of Life and a number of other books. He appeared in the documentary film, BrotherMen. His photographs have appeared in Look, Life, Time and numerous other publications. Higgins resides in New York, he is the son of Veridee Young Smith and award winning journalist Chester A. Higgins, Sr. For more see Who's Who Among African Americans, and Current Biography (2002).

See photo image and additional information about Chester Higgins, Jr. at the Kentucky Educational Television, BrotherMen website.

See photo image and additional information about Chester Higgins at The HistoryMakers website. [Higgins was born in Lexington, KY according to the Kentucky Birth Index. Original data at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.]


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NKAA Entry: Higgins, Chester A., Sr.
NKAA Source: The New York times (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Black woman
NKAA Source: Drums of life; a photographic essay on the Black man in America
NKAA Source: BrotherMen (videorecording)
NKAA Source: Look (periodical)
NKAA Source: Life (periodical)
NKAA Source: Time (periodical)
NKAA Source: Who's who among African Americans
NKAA Source: Current biography (annual)

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