Great African American Authors
This breakthrough eight part series, Great African American Authors, tells the amazing story of the evolution of the African American literary tradition in the United States from the founding of Jamestown to the first two decades of the 21st Century.
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Individual Programs SKU Term Price Program 1: 1761 - 1901
1761 - Jupiter Hammon, America's First Published Black Writer
1773 - Phillis Wheatley Completes Her Poems on Various Subjects
1855 - Frederick Douglass Publishes My Bondage and My Freedom
1899 - Paul Laurence Dunbar's 'Sympathy'
1901 - Booker T. Washington's Autobiography, Up From Slavery
Program 2: 1902 - 1924
1903 - W.E.B. Du Bois Pens The Souls of Black Folk
1912 - James Weldon Johnson Writes About Black Identity
1919 - Alain LeRoy Locke, Architect of the Harlem Renaissance
1921 - 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' by Langston Hughes
1924 - Alice Dunbar Nelson, Interpreter of Black Culture
Program 3: 1925 - 1937
1925 - Countee Cullen Pens 'Heritage'
1928 - Jessie Redmon Fauset Publishes Plum Bun
1932 - Sterling A. Brown, Master of Dialect
1936 - Arna Bontemps, Black Thunder
1937 - Zora Neale Hurston Completes Their Eyes Were Watching God
Program 4: 1938 - 1953
1940 - Richard Wright, Father of Black Protest Fiction
1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks, First Black Pulitzer Prize Recipient
1953 - Ralph Ellison Wins National Book Award
1953 - James Baldwin Writes Go Tell It on the Mountain
Program 5: 1954 - 1967
1957 - Chester Himes, First Black Crime Fiction Writer
1959 - Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is Produced
1965 - The Autobiography of Malcolm X
1965 - Amiri Baraka, Father of the Black Arts Movement
1967 - Nikki Giovanni, "Princess of Black Poetry"
Program 6: 1968 - 1982
1969 - Maya Angelou Writes Her Autobiography
1972 - Toni Cade Bambara Publishes Gorilla, My Love
1973 - Alice Childress, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich
1975 - Ed Bullins Premieres The Taking of Miss Janie
1976 - Alex Haley's Groundbreaking Roots
1982 - Gloria Naylor Celebrates the Black Woman
Program 7: 1982 - 1993
1982 - Alice Walker Writes The Color Purple
1987 - Lucille Clifton's Poetry Celebrates the Female Body
1987 - August Wilson Wins Pulitzer for Fences
1988 - Yusef Komunyakaa Pens 'Facing It'
1990 - Walter Mosley Introduces Easy Rawlins
1993 - Toni Morrison Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature
Program 8: 1993 - Present
1993 - Ernest J. Gaines Completes A Lesson Before Dying
1993 - Rita Dove is Appointed Poet Laureate of the United States
2001 - Cornelius Eady Writes Brutal Imagination
2002 - Suzan - Lori Parks Wins Pulitzer for Topdog/Underdog
2012 - Natasha Trethewey and the New Wave