Friday, September 25, 2015

The concentration of black women critical writings during the 1960s/70s

During the 1960s and 1970s, Negro Digest/Black World published an outstanding body of reviews and essays by black women writers. Nikki Giovanni, June Jordan, Mary Helen Washington, Carolyn Rodgers, Sarah Webster Fabio, Ellease Southerland, Carolyn Fowler, Toni Morrison, Ruth Rambo McClain, Sonia Sanchez, Barbara Christian, and Miriam DeCosta among others produced prose writings for the publication.

The publication of their writings in Negro Digest/Black World between the late 1960s and early to mid 1970s makes the production especially notable in retrospect. The works were concentrated in this one venue, raising the value of the periodical and the magazine in turn adding value to the writers' publishing record.   

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