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Anna Julia Cooper

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Anna Julia Cooper, née Anna Julia Haywood, (born August 10, 1858?, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.—died February 27, 1964, Washington, D.C.), American educator and writer whose...
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Négritude

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Négritude was both a literary and ideological movement led by French-speaking black writers and intellectuals from France’s colonies in Africa and the Caribbean in the...
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Aimé Césaire

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Aimé Césaire was born June 26, 1913, in Basse-Pointe, a small town on the northeast coast of Martinique in the French Caribbean. He attended the...
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Barbara Chase-Riboud

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Barbara Chase-Riboud was born on June 26, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Charles and Vivian Chase and is known for her controversial novel Sally Hemings, poetry, and sculptures, including the Malcolm X Steles....
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E. R. Braithwaite

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E.R. Braithwaite, (Eustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite), Guyanese author and diplomat (born June 27, 1912, Georgetown, British Guiana [now Guyana]—died Dec. 12, 2016, Rockville, Md.), was the author of the...
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Paule Marshall

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Paule Marshall, original name Valenza Pauline Burke, (born April 9, 1929, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.—died August 12, 2019, Richmond, Virginia), American novelist whose works emphasized a...