Albert L. Murray (born May 12, 1916 in Nokomis, Mobile County, Alabama) is an African-American literary and jazz critic, novelist and biographer.
He attended the Tuskegee Institute and received a Bachelors degree in 1939. He later earned a M.A. from New York University in 1948. In 1943 he entered the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired as a major in 1962.
Murray began his writing career in earnest in 1962, after he retired from the military. His first book The Omni-Americans (1970) received critical acclaim.
Read an interview with Albert Murray, free from St. John's University.