Marilyn Nelson Waniek
*Marilyn Nelson Waniek was born on this date in 1946. She is an African American writer, and educator.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Marilyn Nelson Waniek is the daughter of Melvin M. (in the U.S. Air Force) and Johnnie (a teacher) Nelson. She got her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis in 1968; M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, 1970; University of Minnesota, Ph.D., 1978. She was married to Erdmann F. Waniek (1970 - 1979); Roger R. Wilkenfeld (1979 - 1998); children: (second marriage) Jacob, Dora.