St. Louis resident and award-winning author Fredrick L. McKissack, who with his wife and partner Patricia created more than 100 books profiling African-American heroes and illuminating aspects of the African-American experience, died of heart failure on Sunday, April 28. He was 73.
McKissack was born and grew up in Nashville, Tenn., where he earned a B.S. from Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University (now Tennessee State University) in 1964, following military service with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957-1960.
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