Great African American Authors

Great African American Authors

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One of the amazing American sagas is the history of African American literature. It is a history of a literature that rose out of slavery, oppression, and racism to become one of the great literary traditions in the world. This eight part series brings to light the accomplishments of over 40 brilliant writers, who against all odds wrote great novels, plays and poetry. The authors and works are placed within the context of broader social, cultural, and historic events, including slavery, the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement, and more.  

Great African American Authors
Episode 1
29 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Great African American Authors
Episode 2
29 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Great African American Authors
Episode 3
29 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Great African American Authors
Episode 4
29 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Great African American Authors
Episode 5
29 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Great African American Authors
Episode 6
29 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Great African American Authors
Episode 7
28 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Great African American Authors
Episode 8
28 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12