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.

Black Indian Slave Narratives: Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans . Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. From the interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project during the 1930s, this volume offers 27 of the most absorbing firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century…

Black Indian Slave Narratives: Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans . Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. From the interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project during the 1930s, this volume offers 27 of the most absorbing firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century…

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.

This website has a variety of books for African-American children written by African-American authors.

The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers.

We need diverse books. We need diverse authors. Diversify your reading list with these great reads and African American authors.

10 African American Authors You Should Be Reading

In honor of Black History Month, we're sharing some of the best and brightest African American authors you need to read now.

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.

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.

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul

Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hanson and Lisa Nichols - Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Welcome to Toni Morrison Day! May 8, 2012. I have never read any of her books. I should be ashamed.......

Welcome to Toni Morrison Day!

Zora Neale Hurston

10 Times Zora Neale Hurston Showed Off Her Incomparable Badassery

Zora Neale Hurston ♫ "I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions." --- Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen

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

And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was a very exceptional and successful African American female. This is one of many of her famous poems "And Still I Rise". The website gives a good view on how others viewed Ms.

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