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Great African American Authors

Running Time:
8 X 29 minutes

Grade Level:
7 - Adult

Captions:
Closed Captions

AVP Release Date:
February 2014

Producer:
Centre Communications/Ambrose Video Publishing

DVD - $199.99



One of the amazing American sagas is the history of African-American Literature. It is a history of a literature that rose out of slavery, oppression and racism to become one of the great literary traditions in the world. Great African American Authors, an eight part series, brings to light the accomplishments of over 40 brilliant black writers, who against all odds wrote great novels, plays and poetry. These authors include Phillis Wheatley, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, August Wilson, Rita Dove and many more. Their story is the story of America, the story that all Americans should know.

Eight programs on 3 DVDs

Extras:
Shot in High Definition
Closed Captioned
Educator's Guide
Timeline
Expert Citations
Reading List

 

 



Programs in This Series
  • Program 1: 1761 - 1901

  • Program 2: 1902 - 1924

  • Program 3: 1925 - 1937

  • Program 4: 1938 - 1953

  • Program 5: 1954 - 1967

  • Program 6: 1968 - 1982

  • Program 7: 1982 - 1993

  • Program 8: 1993 - Present