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Paul Alfred Barton
Paul Alfred Barton

(1959-01-15)January 15, 1959
Castries, St. Lucia
DiedMarch 10, 2010(2010-03-10) (aged 51) [1]
Fresno, California
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materLA City College, Fresno Pacific University
OccupationWriter, Mail Clerk
EmployerAvenal Prison
Known forWriting on Blackness
Notable work
Afrikuandika, Rap, Rhyme and Rhythm, A History of the African Olmecs: Black Cvilizations of America from Prehistory
ChildrenW.D.G. Barton, J.M. Barton, S. Barton and A. Flores[1]
Parent(s)Wilhelmina Barton, Owen Scotland

Paul Alfred Barton (15 January 1959 – 10 March 2010) was a writer, historian, and linguist who was a staunch proponent of Pan Africanism. His literary works focused greatly on the recovery of a Black creativity that existed prior to the Black Chattelization Wars

Early Years

Paul Alfred Barton was born in the West Indies Federation on the Island of St. Lucia. Paul was the oldest of 4 children[1] frorm Wikhelmina Barton and Owen Scotland. He went to primary school in St. Lucia, and in 1977, left the island for the United States as a foreign exchange student. He studied in a few different colleges, and graduated with a major in business and architecture.