Samuel Alfred Beadle

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Samuel Alfred Beadle (born August 17, 1857, in Atlanta, Georgia, died 1932, in Chicago, Illinois) was an African American poet and writer. After the Civil War, Beadle moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where he studied and practiced law.


  • Sketches from Life in Dixie (Chicago: Scroll Publishing and Literary Syndicate, 1899)
  • Lyrics of "The Underworld" (Jackson, Mississippi: W.A. Scott, 1912)


  • S.A. Beadle, Adam Shuffer (Jackson, Mississippi: Harmon Publishing Co., 1901)


  • Randy Patterson, Samuel Alfred Beadle: Black Mississippi Poet of the Early Twentieth Century, POMPA (Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association) 131-136 (1992)