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(November 22, 1906ýMarch 25, 1963) Born Trezzvant William Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attended Johnson C. Smith College in Charlotte, leaving a year before graduation; was feature editor of college newspaper, The University Student. Earned his living as a railway mail clerk in Charlotte (1927ý30) and later in Washington, D.C. (1930ý41). Also worked as contributing editor of Charlotte Post (1928ý29), and as speechwriter and publicist for Caesar R. Blake Jr., Imperial Potentate of the Shriners (Ramses Temple), and J. Finley Wilson, Grand Exalted Ruler of the Elks (1929ý30; 1931ý52). Organized the first Negro Press Club in Washington, D.C., in 1930, acting as president until 1934. Drafted into U.S. Army in 1941; served as a war correspondent, 1943ý46, publishing Come Out Fighting: The Epic Tale of the 761st Tank Battalion, 1942ý1945 (1945) while overseas. After the war, edited and published his own newspaper in Charlotte and worked briefly on an assembly line at Ford Motors in Detroit. Joined Pittsburgh Courier staff in 1947, working on rewrite desk in Pittsburgh. Beginning in 1957 became ýThe Courier Roving Reporter,ý based in Georgia and traveling throughout Southeast. Covered the desegregation crisis in Little Rock, evictions of tenant farmers in Tennessee, the sit-in movement in Greensboro, North Carolina, among other stories. Died in Macon, Georgia.

Also see The Atlanta University Center Archives which contain the papers of Trezzvant W. Anderson.