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Arna Bontemps

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Arna Bontemps, in full Arna Wendell Bontemps, (born October 13, 1902, Alexandria, Louisiana, U.S.—died June 4, 1973, Nashville, Tennessee), an American writer who depicted the...
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Zora Neale Hurston

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Zora Neale Hurston, (born January 7, 1891, Notasulga, Alabama, U.S.—died January 28, 1960, Fort Pierce, Florida), American folklorist and writer associated with the Harlem Renaissance...
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Harlem Renaissance

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Harlem Renaissance, was a blossoming (c. 1918–37) of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in African American literary...
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The Crisis

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The Crisis, American quarterly magazine published by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It was founded in 1910 and, for its...
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Frantz Fanon

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Frantz Fanon, in full Frantz Omar Fanon, (born July 20, 1925, Fort-de-France, Martinique—died December 6, 1961, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.), West Indian psychoanalyst and social philosopher...
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James Baldwin

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James Baldwin, in full James Arthur Baldwin, (born August 2, 1924, New York, New York—died December 1, 1987, Saint-Paul, France), American essayist, novelist, and playwright...
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Alice Walker

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Alice Walker, in full Alice Malsenior Walker, (born February 9, 1944, Eatonton, Georgia, U.S.), an American writer whose novels, short stories, and poems are noted...
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Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou, original name Marguerite Annie Johnson, (born April 4, 1928, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.—died May 28, 2014, Winston-Salem, North Carolina), American poet, memoirist, and...
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Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Langston...
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Toni Morrison

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Toni Morrison, original name Chloe Anthony Wofford, (born February 18, 1931, Lorain, Ohio, U.S.), American writer noted for her examination of black experience (particularly black...