Sekou Sundiata was born on this date in 1948. He was an African American poet who writes for print, performance, music, and theater and he is a teacher.
Born Robert Feaster in Harlem, NY, he changed his name to Sekou Sundiata in the late 1960s to honor his African heritage. He taught at New York City's New School. Famous students include musicians Ani DiFranco and Mike Doughty.
Sundiata graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the City College of New York in 1972 before successfully completing a master's degree in creative writing from the City University of New York.