Nebraska Authors

Forrest M. Stith

Born 1910 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 1986

The author, the grandson of an escaped slave who came to Nebraska looking for opportunity, spent his early life in the Sandhills. He served as a US Army chaplain in the South Pacific before returning to Lincoln and to pastor Newman United Methodist Church. In 1955, Stith would become Lincoln Public School's first African American educator.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Biography


Jackson High School (University Place), 1928 graduate
BS and MA in Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


Chaplain in the U.S. Army, 1943-48

Places Worked

U.S. Army, 1943-48
Newman United Methodist Church, 1953-1954
Lincoln Public Schools, 1955-1975


Sunrises and Sunsets for Freedom. 1973.
Orange Morgan's 38,325 Mornings. 1978.

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