Rita Frances Dove 8/28/1952 Akron, OH.
Her father, Ray Dove, was the first black chemist to work in the U.S. tire industry.
U.S. Poet Laureate 1993 – 1995, was the first black to hold that title.
Won Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Thomas and Beulah in 1987.
Married with one child.
Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.