About Paul Green

Author Paul Green (1894-1981) was one of the South's most revered writers, and one of America's most distinguished.  The first playwright from the South to gain national and international recognition, he was part of that remarkable generation of writers who first brought southern writing to the attention of the world.

His best known achievements were as a playwright, including his 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for In Abraham's Bosom, his 1937 The Lost Colony (his first of 17 Symphonic Drama creations), and his 1941 stage play of Richard Wright's Native Son.  Equal to his literary influence has been his influence on human rights in the South and internationally.

Portrait photo of Paul Green

About the Foundation

The Paul Green Foundation was established in 1982 to perpetuate the vision of playwright and activist Paul Green, whose commitment to the arts and human rights continues today through the mission of the Foundation.  In 2007 the Paul Green Foundation established two funds at the Triangle Community Foundation and now gives the majority of its grants through these funds.