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The writer of at least 25 unpublished novels was the subject of a locally produced play, “Co-Sign,” penned by longtime News reporter Anthony Cardinale.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