Poetry over the years has changed quite a bit. Words used today would have never been included in historical literary works. However, times have changed, aPoetry over the years has changed quite a bit. Words used today would have never been included in historical literary works. However, times have changed, and thanks to these early poets, Black writers today are free to express themselves with an abundant selection of words. 1. Charlotte Forten Grimké Charlotte Louise Bridges Forten Grimké…

Poetry over the years has changed quite a bit. Words used today would have never been included in historical literary works. However, times have changed, aPoetry over the years has changed quite a bit. Words used today would have never been included in historical literary works. However, times have changed, and thanks to these early poets, Black writers today are free to express themselves with an abundant selection of words. 1. Charlotte Forten Grimké Charlotte Louise Bridges Forten Grimké…

Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.

Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.

Writer James Baldwin’s passport. | 29 Must-See Items At The New Smithsonian Museum Of African American History - BuzzFeed News

Writer James Baldwin’s passport. | 29 Must-See Items At The New Smithsonian Museum Of African American History - BuzzFeed News

Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer was an African-American writer, producer, teacher, actress and visionary. In 1968, she founded Harlem’s National Black Theatre, the first revenue-generating black theater arts complex in the United States. Teer was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Fred L. and Lila B. Teer, w...Dr. Barbara Ann Teer was an African-American writer, producer, teacher, actress and visionary. In 1968, she founded Harlem’s National Black Theatre, the first revenue-generating black theater…

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer was an African-American writer, producer, teacher, actress and visionary. In 1968, she founded Harlem’s National Black Theatre, the first revenue-generating black theater arts complex in the United States. Teer was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Fred L. and Lila B. Teer, w...Dr. Barbara Ann Teer was an African-American writer, producer, teacher, actress and visionary. In 1968, she founded Harlem’s National Black Theatre, the first revenue-generating black theater…

Barbara Christian (1943–2000), professor of African American studies, & pioneer of contemporary American literary feminism, author & editor of  books, c. 100 published articles & reviews, Christian was best known for her landmark study, "Black Women Novelists: The Development of a Tradition," which appeared in 1980 after the rediscovery of important women writers, as Zora Neale Hurston & Nella Larsen. She was among the first to focus national attention on writers as Toni Morrison & Alice…

Barbara Christian (1943–2000), professor of African American studies, & pioneer of contemporary American literary feminism, author & editor of books, c. 100 published articles & reviews, Christian was best known for her landmark study, "Black Women Novelists: The Development of a Tradition," which appeared in 1980 after the rediscovery of important women writers, as Zora Neale Hurston & Nella Larsen. She was among the first to focus national attention on writers as Toni Morrison & Alice…

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