St. Clair Bourne

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St. Clair Bourne
St. Clair Bourne
St. Clair Bourne
Born (1943-02-16)February 16, 1943
Harlem, New York
Died December 15, 2007(2007-12-15) (aged 64)
Manhattan, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Filmmaker
Known for American documentary filmmaker of African American social issues and themes

St. Clair Bourne (February 16, 1943[1] – December 15, 2007) was an American documentary filmmaker, who focused on African American social issues and themes. [2] He also developed projects which explored African American cultural figures, such as Langston Hughes and Paul Robeson.[2]

Born in Harlem, he moved to Brooklyn when he was two years old. In 1965, the Peace Corps sent him to Peru where he helped publish a Spanish-speaking newspaper in Comas, a settlement adjacent to Lima. The November 1965 issue of Ebony magazine featured an article about Bourne's efforts in Comas. Bourne graduated from Syracuse University in 1967.[2]

Bourne died in Manhattan of pulmonary embolisms following brain surgery on December 15, 2007.[2] He was 64 years old.

He was a member of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity [2]


  1. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (2007-12-18). "St.Clair Bourne, Filmmaker, Dies at 64". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e McLellan, Dennis (2007-12-20). "St. Clair Bourne; captured the black experience on film". Los Angeles Times (Boston Globe). Retrieved 2008-01-04. 

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