From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Gunner, Mary F.

(born: 1894) 

Gunner was born in Lexington, KY, and was a graduate of Howard University and Columbia University. A playwright, she was author of The Light of the Women, published by Woman's Press in 1930. Gunner was the first woman to be featured in "Men of the Month" in 1911; the column was run in the Crisis to represent the fitness of the African American race. For more see Southern Black Creative Writers, 1829-1953. Biobibliographies, compiled by M. M. B. Foster; Who's Who in Colored America, 1933-37; and Creating the Modern Man, by T. Pendergast.

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