Samuel Alfred Beadle
Samuel Alfred Beadle (August 17, 1857 – 1932) was an African-American poet and attorney, who was born the son of a slave in Atlanta, Georgia, and died in Chicago, Illinois. He published three books of poetry and stories.
After the Civil War, Beadle moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where he studied and practiced law, at one time in partnership with Perry Howard. He married Aurelia Thomas and their son Richard Henry Beadle (1884–1971) became a prominent photographer in Jackson.
- Sketches from Life in Dixie (Chicago: Scroll Publishing and Literary Syndicate, 1899)
- Lyrics of "The Underworld" (Jackson, Mississippi: W.A. Scott, 1912)
- Adam Shuffler (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)
- "Henry Beadle Photography Collection on Exhibit at Jackson State University", Black Art in America, January 30, 2015.
- "Samuel Alfred Beadle", All Poetry.
- "Beadle, Samuel Alfred", Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967, University Press of Mississippi, p. 25.
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