African-American Writers

African-American Writers

A Dictionary

Book - 2000
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A timely survey of an important sector of American letters, African American Writers examines a multitude of black cultural leaders from the 18th century to the present.

• Includes bibliography and illustrations

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From Robert S. Abbott, who founded the Chicago Defender newspaper in 1905, to Black Arts movement poet-editor Ahmos Zu-Bolton (1935- ), the alphabetical entries ranging from a paragraph to several columns on Martin Luther King, Jr. span the breadth of African-American literature. Includes a list of writers by genre; a chronology of writers from the 1700s to today; a chronology of Black firsts in various genres and literary professions; and b&w photos. Hatch is a freelance writer specializing in history, biography, and social sciences. Strickland teaches literacy education at New Jersey City U., and is a Paul Robeson Fellow at the Institute for Arts and Humanities Education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Provides brief biographies of African American authors, describing their background, inspiration, literary works, and connections with other African American writers.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000
ISBN: 9780874369595
Branch Call Number: 810.9896 Af831
Characteristics: xv, 484 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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