George Moses Horton was the first African-American poet to be published in the Southern part of the United States. His book, "The Hope of Liberty," was published in 1828 while he was still enslaved. Horton wasGeorge Moses Horton was the first African-American poet to be published in the Southern part of the United States.

George Moses Horton was the first African-American poet to be published in the Southern part of the United States. His book, "The Hope of Liberty," was published in 1828 while he was still enslaved. Horton wasGeorge Moses Horton was the first African-American poet to be published in the Southern part of the United States.

African American women have written their own life experiences as biographers; some have been novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, essayists, social commentators and feminist theorists. Meet more than 20 such women here.

20+ African American Women Writers You Should Know

African American women have been novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, and feminist theorists.

Solomon G. Brown, poet, lecturer, and scientific technician, became the first African American employee at the Smithsonian Institution. At the age of fifteen he began working at the Washington, D.C. post office where he was assigned to assist Joseph Henry and Samuel F.B. Morse in the installation of the first Morse telegraph line in the nation.

Solomon G. Brown, by Unidentified photographer, Black and White Print, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit Box Folder Negative Number:

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, author of the masterpiece book: The Warmth of Other Suns won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism. She studied journalism at Howard University where she was editor-in-chief for the Howard University Hilltop student newspaper.

African American Art and Harlem Renaissance Literature

Black Women Poets of Harlen Renaissance - African American Art and Harlem Renaissance Literature

an author on my tbr list: Octavia Butler --- (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. In 1995, she bec

Five Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway

Octavia Butler --- (June 1947 – February was an American science fiction writer. Recipient of the Hugo, the Nebula awards, & the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.

☆ The Phillis Wheatley Monument ☞ The first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish a book in the United States :¦: Artist Sculptor Meredith Bergmann ☆

The Phillis Wheatley Monument

Phillis Wheatley (May 8, 1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish her writing.[1] Born in Gambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 or 8 and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.

Scipio Moorhead, Portrait of poet Phillis Wheatley, in the frontispiece to her book Poems on Various Subjects.

On May 1, 1950 Gwendolyn Brooks, poet, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for "Annie Allen" (her 2nd Collection of Poetry). She became the First African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize.

On May 1950 Gwendolyn Brooks, poet, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for "Annie Allen" (her Collection of Poetry). She became the First African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize. I met the Illinois Poet Laureate in the mid Such a humble beautiful person!

Famous African American Women | Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told ...

Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told By Gramps James

Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections. Author, Civil Rights Activist, Poet

Jupiter Hammon (1711 – 1806) was a Black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be published in the present-day United States. A devout Christian, Hammon is considered one of the founders of African-American literature.

Explore the best Jupiter Hammon quotes here at OpenQuotes. Quotations, aphorisms and citations by Jupiter Hammon

Rev. Pauli Murray: First female African American Episocopal priest and founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW)

Pauli Murray -- Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you've likely never heard of

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