Bernd, Aaron, 1894-1937

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Aaron Bernd (1894-1937) was a Jewish writer, literary editor, and businessman born December 22, 1894 to Gustave Bernd and Henrietta Blum of Macon, Georgia. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he attended Columbia University and then worked briefly as a publicity agent in Hollywood before serving in the United States Army in Europe during World War I. He then returned to Macon to manage the family leather goods business, G. Bernd Company, where he lived for the remainder of his life. Bernd served as the literary editor for The Macon Telegraph and also wrote a column under the pseudonym "Coleman Hill." He was a contributor to The Baltimore Sun, The New Yorker, and The American Legion Monthly. He died of influenza on February 11, 1937.

From the description of Aaron Bernd papers, 1919-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 434456951

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associatedWith Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956. person
associatedWith Commission on Interracial Cooperation. corporateBody
associatedWith Foreman, Clark, 1902-1977. person
associatedWith Harris, Julia Collier, b. 1875. person
associatedWith Harris, Julian LaRose, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith International Labor Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. person
associatedWith Macon Telegraph Publishing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Myrick, Susan, 1893-1978. person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. corporateBody
associatedWith Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954. person
associatedWith Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971. person
associatedWith Stallings, Laurence, 1894-1968. person
associatedWith University of Georgia corporateBody
associatedWith Wade, John Donald, 1892-1963. person
associatedWith White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Southern States
Macon (Ga.)
American literature
African Americans
College teachers
Jewish journalists
Journalism and literature
Mass media and race relations


Birth 1894-12-22

Death 1937-02-11



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