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Pegram, Amelia Blossom

(born: October 3, 1935  -  died: April 11, 2022) 

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Amelia Blossom Pegram was a teacher, writer, performer, and poet. She began teaching in South Africa, then left the country in 1963. She studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and acted on stage, radio, and television in England and the United States. Pegram came to the U.S. in 1972. She won many awards, including the Louisville Board of Alderman Literary Award. She was author of several books, including Our Sun Will Rise: poems from South Africa, and she is included in Conversations with Kentucky Writers II. She had taught at Ft. Knox Schools, and was a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisville, Jefferson County Technical and Community College, Spaulding University, and Sullivan University.

For more see Biography Index A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines, vol. 20 (Sept. 1991-Aug. 1995); and the Amelia Blossom Pegram entry at the South African Women for Women Annual Awards website.

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