Joe Allen (writer)

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Joe Allen
Born (1960-07-19) July 19, 1960 (age 63)
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Occupation Author and Journalist

Joe Allen (born July 19, 1960) is an American author, journalist, historian, and activist. He authored People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Race, Murder, and Justice in Chicago (ISBN 1608461262) published by Haymarket Books in 2011.

Early life

Allen was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts, the son of Beverly Ann Vigneaux and William Henry Allen. He has three sisters.[citation needed] He graduated from Stoughton High School in 1978. He entered the University of Massachusetts Boston in the fall of 1978 and took classes through 1983 but did not graduate.[citation needed] Allen is a regular contributor to the International Socialist Review. He currently[when?] lives in Pilsen, Chicago.[citation needed]



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