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Annie Greene Nelson

Sometimes, at Richland Library, we forget the many talented Columbians that we have had the pleasure of honoring and admiring over our long history. Recently, we were reminded of popular novelist Annie Greene Nelson. Nelson was awarded the Lucy Hampton Bostick award from the Friends of Richland Library on February 13, 1989. Her 300 admirers, the largest crowd ever for the Bostick award ceremony, celebrated her accomplishments that day.

Annie Greene was born Dec 5, 1902 in Darlington County. She received a Voorhees College degree in 1923 for education and nursing. She worked in Darlington and Richland Counties while raising six children. Richard Samuels Roberts captured Annie's love for her children in a photograph featured in The State newspaper October 19, 1986.

It is Ms. Nelson’s literary career, however, that was honored at Richland Library. Her first
novel, “After the Storm, was published in 1942 and was the first novel published by a black female novelist from South Carolina. She wrote several more books, plays and poems throughout her productive career.

Ms. Nelson was also honored with a place in the 1991 African American Calendar and was inducted into the Black Hall of Fame in 1994.

After the Storm by Annie G. Nelson
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Don't Walk on My Dream by Annie G. Nelson
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The Dawn Appears by Annie G. Nelson

Columbia by Vennie Deas-Moore
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  • South Carolina African American History Calendar
    The 2013 calendar marks the 24th year AT&T has spearheaded this initiative of providing educators, parents, and visitors a method of identifying African American role models for all youth and honoring notable African American achievers with ties to South Carolina.
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