Project Tag: Literature

Julius Lester

Julius Lester speaks after receiving his Samuel Minot Jones Award for Local Literary Achievement. Photo courtesy of Jones Library, Amherst MA African American, Literature, Children’s Folklore, Media, Documentary photography Julius Lester (1939-2018) Julius Lester was a dynamic writer whose career spanned multiple genres over several decades. He is especially acclaimed for his works about African …

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Nora Marks Dauenhauer (Keixwnéi)

Sealaska Heritage, www.sealaskaheritage.org Native American (Tlingit), Linguistics, Literature Nora Marks Dauenhauer (Keixwnéi) (1927-2017) Nora Marks Dauenhauer (Ḵeixwnéi) was a Tlingit Clan Mother of the Raven moiety, Lukaax̱.ádi clan, and of the Shaka Hít or Canoe Prow House, from Alsek River, an author, and a culture-bearer whose scholarship documents and shares Tlingit culture and language through …

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Sterling Allen Brown

Sterling [A.] Brown, Oct. 7 #119: [cellulose acetate photonegative and contact print, 1944]. Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.) (photographers). Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records, 1905-1994. Smithsonian Institution. African American, Federal Writers’ Project, Literature Sterling Allen Brown (1901-1989) Sterling Allen Brown was a renowned poet who documented and championed African American traditional culture in …

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Langston Hughes

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, photographer. 1936 Feb. 29. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-92598 (b&w film copy neg.), LOT 12735, no. 540 [P&P] African American, Federal Writers’ Project, Literature Langston Hughes (1901-1967) Preeminent Harlem Renaissance writer James Mercer Langston Hughes made a lasting impression on American cultural …

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Arthur Huff Fauset

Image from Temple University, Urban Archives, Philadelphia, Pa. African American, Folklore, Literature Arthur Huff Fauset (1899-1983) Arthur Huff Fauset was born in New Jersey in 1899. His father, Redmon Fauset, was an African American minister. His mother, Bella Huff, was Jewish. Fauset grew up in Philadelphia and earned his AB (1921), an MA (1923) and …

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Charlotte Forten Grimke

Photo by C.M. (Charles Milton) Bell (ca. 1849-1893), taken in 1893 in Washington D.C. From the New York Public Library digital collections. African American, Ethnography, Literature, Activism Charlotte Forten Grimke (1837-1914) Charlotte Louise Forten was born free and raised in the prominent Forten-Purvis abolitionist family in Philadelphia’s elite African American community. Due to segregation, she …

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