Profile: Aaron McGruder (1974-)

Aaron Vincent McGruder is an American writer, lecturer, producer, screenwriter and cartoonist.

Early life and education

Aaron McGruder was born in Chicago, Illinois.When Aaron was six years old, his family moved to Columbia, Maryland, after his father accepted a job with the National Transportation Safety Board. McGruder has an older brother.

McGruder attended the Jesuit school, Loyola Blakefield, from grades seven to nine. Following two years he left the school and transferred to public high school, Oakland Mills High School and the University of Maryland, from which he graduated with a degree in African American Studies.

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