Sunday, May 24, 2015


The following list includes African-American writers, poets, journalists, and playwrights, who contributed to the advancement of literature in the United States, including Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and more.




Maya Angelou, poet, writer, composer, actress


James Baldwin, American author


Imamu Amira Baraka, American poet, playwright, and political activist


Arna Bontemps, novelist


Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet


Octavia Butler, science fiction writer


Ed Bullins, playwright


Charles W. Chesnutt, American author and lawyer


Countee Cullen, American poet


Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist


Ralph Ellison, American author


Charles Fuller, playwright


Nikki Giovanni, poet


Alex Haley, author


Jupiter Hammon, American poet


Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright


Bell Hooks, writer


Langston Hughes, American poet


Zora Neale Hurston, American writer


James Weldon Johnson, American author


Jamaica Kincaid, writer


Nella Larsen, American writer


Toni Morrison, novelist


Ann Lane Petry, novelist


Leonard Pitts, Jr., journalist, writer


Carl Thomas Rowan, journalist


John Russwurm, U.S. journalist and Liberian statesman


Ignatius Sancho, writer


Ntozke Shange, writer


Wallace Thurman, writer


Jean Toomer, writer


Gustavus Vassa, writer


Alice Walker, author


Ida B. Wells-Barnett, journalist, activist


Dorothy West, writer


Phillis Wheatley, American poet


John Edgar Wideman, writer


August Wilson, playwright, poet


Richard Wright, American author




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Mon May 25 11:00AM -
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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
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Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
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