Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Library of Congress and major black writers

The Library of Congress has, as you'd expect, an enormous body of resources on black writers. That's important since African American literary studies relies so much on the idea of major authors. Here's a list of links related to some of prominent black writers.

Frederick Douglass
   • Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
   • Douglass Timeline
   • Images

Toni Morrison
   • General 
   • National Book Festival

Richard Wright
   • Images

Ralph Ellison
   • Short biography
   • Images
   • Arnold Rampersad discusses his Ellison biography (2007)
Zora Neale Hurston
   • Images
   • The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress
   • Hurston singing railroad chant "Let's Shake It" (1939)

Alice Walker
   • Short biography
   • Reading her poems (1979)

7 ways of thinking about African American Literature & Culture
A roundup of Zora Neale Hurston recordings -- Library of Congress

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