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Aug. 14, 1984: Author Thurman Trapp gives back

A Buffalo author, jazz host, activist and leader, Thurman Nathaniel Trapp was in a good place in 1984 — but only after prison, addiction and plenty of help from friends, including a few strangers who saw something in him.

Though illness cut his life short — he died at age 53 in 1995 — Trapp spent the days he had writing and helping to give the gift of writing to young people.

The writer of at least 25 unpublished novels was the subject of a locally produced play, “Co-Sign,” penned by longtime News reporter Anthony Cardinale.

"Author believes in extending a helping hand to youth"

“’Each day they’re building their reading and writing skills. It’s important that they have fun with it, though. That way they’ll never be afraid of learning.’ ”

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