Marcus Thomas Nelson Edit Profile
Leader Civilian Conservation Corps., Aledo, Illinois, 1937-1939. Spice grinder LaSalle Manufacturing Company, Chicago, 1939-1943. Machinist journeyman Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Honolulu, 1943-1949.
Streetcar motorman Chicago Transit Authority, 1949-1951. Machinist, journeyman Kodiak (Alaska) Naval Air Base, 1951-1952. Photo-journalist The Good Publishing Company, Paris, 1953.
Bus operator Chicago Transit Authority, 1954-1965. Cab driver The Yellow Cab Company, Chicago, 1965-1966. Theatre manager Hull House Parkway Community Theatre, 1966-1968.
Short order cook United States Army Reserve-McNair Barracks, Berlin, Germany, 1968-1969. Specialist in theatre University Wisconsin-Downer Campus, Milwaukee, 1970-1971. Playwright producer The Village Church, 1971-1973, New Concept Theatre, Chicago, from 1973.
Playwright/poet The The National Library of Poetry, Owings Mills, Maryland. Manager The Modern Bookstore, Chicago, 1985-1988.
Member, resource person Chicago Theatre Coalition, 1974. Member Chicago Alliance for the Performing Arts, 1975. Co-founder, member Black Theatre Alliance, Chicago, 1975.
Member South Shore Cultural Council, Chicago, 1977.
Married Vivian O. Walker, December 5, 1942 (divorced March 1950). Married Susan Hill, October 22, 1960 (divorced May 1963). Married Sally Lou Spurgat Nelson, April 25, 1973 (divorced Febr.