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Jill Nelson was born and raised in Harlem and has been a journalist for over twenty years. She is the author of the memoir, "Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience" (1993), "Straight," "No Chaser: How I Became A Grown-Up Black Woman" (1997), "Sexual Healing," (2003), "Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island" (2005) and editor of "Police Brutality: An Anthology" (2000). Nelson's work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Essence, The Washington Post, The Nation, Ms., The Chicago Tribune and the Village Voice.

From the description of Jill Nelson papers, 1985-2002. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144682713

Jill Nelson was born and raised in Harlem and has been a journalist for over twenty years. She is the author of the memoir, "Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience" (1993), "Straight, No Chaser: How I Became a Grown-Up Black Woman" (1997), "Sexual Healing" (2003), "Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island" (2005) and editor of "Police Brutality: an Anthology" (2000). Nelson's work has appeared in numerous publications, including "The New York Times," "Essence," "The Washington Post," "The Nation," Ms," "The Chicago Tribune" and the "Village Voice."

From the description of Jill Nelson papers, 1985-2006. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 85266947

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Journalist and author Jill Nelson was born on June 14, 1952 in Harlem, New York to dentist Stanley Earl Nelson and librarian A'Lelia Nelson. Nelson attended Solebury School, a boarding high school in New Hope, Pennsylvania; and went on to earn her B.A. degree in English and African American studies from the City College of New York in 1977, and M.S. degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1980.

Nelson worked as a freelance journalist for various New York periodicals until 1986, when she accepted a staff position at theWashington Postand headed the newSundaymagazine. She left thePostin 1990 and pursued a career as a freelance writer once again. She wrote the screenplay for PBS-TV'sMandelain 1985, andTwo Dollars and a Dreamin 1989. In addition, she authored the screenplay for the U.S. Department of Education'sMichael's Journalin 1991. From 1998 to 2003, Nelson worked as a professor of journalism at the City College of New York.

She contributed to numerous publications throughout her career, includingThe New York Times,Essence,The Washington Post,The Nation,Ms., theChicago Tribune, theVillage Voice,USA Today,USA Weekend, and msnbc.com. Nelson also served as a lecture on many occasions and was a monthly contributor to the Op Ed page ofUSA Today. She also hosted numerous writing workshops. In 1993, Nelson published her best-selling memoir,Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience, which won an American Book Award. She also authoredStraight, No Chaser: How I Became A Grown-Up Black Woman, which was published in 1997,Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island, published in 2005, and the novelsSexual HealingandLet's Get It On, which were published in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Nelson also editedPolice Brutality: An Anthology, which was published in 2000. She was named the Washington, D.C. Journalist of the Year atThe Washington Postin honor of her contributions to journalism.

Nelson and her husband, Flores Alexander Forbes, have a daughter and two grandsons.

Jill Nelson was interviewed byThe HistoryMakerson November 11, 2016.

From The HistoryMakers™ biography: https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/A2016.085

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