James W. Coleman

Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Chapel Hill, North Carolina


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James W. Coleman October 11, 1946—October 24, 2019 Chapel Hill UNC Professor James W. Coleman was raised in Supply, Virginia by parents James Coleman and Lucy Fortune-Coleman. He loved reading as a child and learned to recite linguistic pieces at an early age. Dr. Coleman earned his B.A. degree...

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What a lovely tribute. Thank you for honoring James's contributions to the study of literature; he introduced me to the work of John Edgar Wideman, for which I am thankful. James was a kind and thoughtful colleague at UNC. I miss him very much. Sincerely, Jane Thrailkill