The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk: Race and Ethnic Images in American Children's Literature, 1880-1939

Augustus Granville Dill

Augustus Granville Dill (1881 - 1956), a former student of Du Bois’s at Atlanta University, was the business manager and editorial assistant of The Crisis and later The Brownies’ Book. He and Du Bois continued to collaborate on other projects, including four books, until Dill was forced to resign from his role at the Crisis as a result of his arrest for homosexual activity in 1928. Dill was also a talented musician and played the organ for New York City’s John Haynes Holmes’ Community Church.