Florence Hamlish Levinsohn

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General Information

Name: Florence Hamlish Levinsohn

Pen Name: None

Born: 1926 in New York, N.Y.

Died: 1998 in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Levinsohnn lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Levinsohn was a longtime activist, writer and editor who wrote social and political articles for several publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Reader. She started her career as the assistant editor for the Northwest Times in Harwood Heights, Illinois. During her time here she also worked for Advertising Age, The American Journal of Sociology and of Education, was an instructor at Kennedy-King College and presented teaching seminars on writing and editing for scholarly publications. She wrote the first biography of Harold Washington, a past mayor of Chicago.

Published Works

  • Harold Washington, A Political Biography, Chicago Review Press, 1983
  • Belgrade, Ivan R. Dee, 1994
  • Looking for Farrakhan, Ivan R. Dee, 1997

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Belgrade: Among the Serbs

ISBN: 1566630614
Release Date: 1994-09-01

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Looking for Farrakhan

ISBN: 1566631572
Release Date: 1997-06-01

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Literary Awards

Pen Writer`s Fund,1997, and Completion Grants, Illinois Arts Council, 1993 and 1980.

External Links

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