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More informationThis collection worships Black History.
They are the famous African-American writers who have fearlessly examined cultural stigmas, provided intimate life details, presented new ideas and created remarkable fiction through literary works. For their prophetic genius, these men and women have received many prizes, among other honors.
Our list of amazing African-American authors includes Frederick Douglass, who has detailed the lives of black characters who struggle with identity amidst racism and hostility; Langston Hughes, a founder of the Harlem Renaissance; and Paul Laurence Dunbar, who has eloquently chronicled various eras of her life through his autobiographies.
This audiobook is an excellent resources for African American Writers, edited by James Weldon Johnson.
Johnson's collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.