John Mason Brewer
*John Mason Brewer was born on this date in 1896. He was an African American author, scholar, teacher, historian, folklorist, and storyteller.
Brewer was born in Goliad, Texas, the son of a cowboy J. H. and Minnie T. Brewer. His sister, Stella Brewer Brooks, an authority on Joel Chandler Harris and the Uncle Remus tales, shared his interest in folklore. Educated in Austin, he advanced through Wiley College to a master's degree from Indiana and Ph.D. from Paul Quinn College.