African American Writers and Journalists

African American Writers and Journalists

by Mary Hertz Scarbrough

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African-American Writers and Journalists spans nearly three centuries of literary and journalistic history, from a long-unpublished ballad composed in the 1740s by a slave named Lucy Terry to the works of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison. It tells the stories of figures such as Frederick Douglass, whose towering intellect and powerful prose helped animate the movement to abolish slavery; Ida B. Wells and Charlotta Bass, journalists who risked their lives to report on racial violence and injustice; and Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright, who challenged society with hard questions about race and equality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422292822
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Major Black Contributions from Emancipation to Civil Rights Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Dr. Marc Lamont Hill 6

1 Early African-American Writers 9

2 Fiction and Nonfiction After the Civil War 17

3 Journalists in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century 25

4 The Harlem Renaissance 33

5 WWII and Beyond: Fueling the Civil Rights Movement 41

6 Contemporary African-American Writers 49

Chapter Notes 56

Chronology 58

Glossary 59

Further Reading 60

Internet Resources 61

Index 62

Contributors 64

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