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Isabel Wilkerson, the first African American/Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism and author of the masterpiece book: "The Warmth of Other Sons." She studied journalism at Howard University where she was editor-in-chief for the Howard University Hilltop student newspaper.

Isabel Wilkerson, the first African American/Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism and author of the masterpiece book: "The Warmth of Other Sons." She studied journalism at Howard University where she was editor-in-chief for the Howard University Hilltop student newspaper.

Nella Larsen, an acclaimed novelist of the Harlem Renaissance, became the first African American woman to win a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Most famous for her two books, Passing and Quicksand, she disappeared from the public eye after a plagiarism accusation and a high-profile divorce. She spent the last 30 years of her life in obscurity as a nurse in New York City.

Nella Larsen Biography at Black History Now

Related Black History Biographies: Pauline E. Hopkins 1859-1930 Pauline E. Hopkins was a talented and politically motivated writer of fiction, essays, and biographies. Her early publishing efforts,...

The Journal of African American History, formerly The Journal of Negro History, was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson on January 1, 1916. Since then, the Journal has evolved into the leading scholarly source on African American life and history. Now, in its 97th volume, The Journal of African American History explores "African Americans and Movements for Reparations: Past, Present, and Future," and the articles and reviews shed new light on past activities and point to new directions.

Journal of African American History | ASALH - The Founders of Black History Month

For more information on the Journal of African American History, click here. Founded in 1916 as The Journal of Negro History by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, The Journal of African American History (JAAH) is […]

We need diverse books. We need diverse authors. Diversify your reading list with these great reads and African American authors.

10 African American Authors You Should Be Reading

We need diverse books. We need diverse authors. Diversify your reading list with these great reads and African American authors.

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism - By bell hooks

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

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100 Must-Read African-American Books - How many have you read?

100 Must-Read African-American Books

Check off all the books you have completed.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor | 35 Childhood Books You May Have Forgotten About

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Diary of Wimpy Kid has nothing on these classics.

Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes  A shining star of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Langston Hughes is one of modern literature's most revered African-American authors. Although best known for his poetry, Hughes produced in Not Without Laughter a powerful and pioneering classic novel.This stirring coming-of-age tale unfolds in 1930s rural Kansas. A poignant portrait of African-American family life in the early twentieth century, it follows... #classiclit #doverthrift ...

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Harlem Renaissance (From the cover of the April 1923 issue of The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races, the official monthly publication of the NAACP (1910-present)

Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Process

Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston -- Learn about the life of an important voice of American Literature during the Harlem Renaissance -- Zora Neale Hurston

Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was confident, charismatic, and determined to be extraordinary.As a young woman, Hurston lived and wrote alongside such prominent authors as Langston Hughes and Alain Locke during the Harlem Renaissance. But unfortunately, despite writing the luminary work Their Eyes Were Watching God, she was always

We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century Paperback by Dorothy Sterling  (Editor), Mary Helen Washington (Introduction). Editorial Reviews ...

Black Women in History

posttragicmulatto-deactivated20: “ We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth CenturyPaperback by Dorothy Sterling (Editor), Mary Helen Washington (Introduction) Editorial Reviews ...

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye|Hardcover

The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.It is the story