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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.  

Still image from: Great African American Authors: Program 1: 1761 - 1901
Great African American Authors
Episode 1
28 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Great African American Authors: Program 2: 1902 - 1924
Great African American Authors
Episode 2
28 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Great African American Authors: Program 3: 1925 - 1937
Great African American Authors
Episode 3
28 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Great African American Authors: Program 4: 1938 - 1953
Great African American Authors
Episode 4
28 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Great African American Authors: Program 5: 1954 - 1967
Great African American Authors
Episode 5
28 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Great African American Authors: Program 6: 1968 - 1982
Great African American Authors
Episode 6
28 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Great African American Authors: Program 7: 1982 - 1993
Great African American Authors
Episode 7
27 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Great African American Authors: Program 8: 1993 - Present
Great African American Authors
Episode 8
27 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12