Black Art  African American Blue Eyes- - Recently, world-class writer Toni Morrissey had a birthday. I thought of her when looking at this picture. She wrote the saddest story someone of us have ever read "The Bluest Eye." It's a story I wish I could "un-read."

Black Art African American Blue Eyes- - Recently, world-class writer Toni Morrissey had a birthday. I thought of her when looking at this picture. She wrote the saddest story someone of us have ever read "The Bluest Eye." It's a story I wish I could "un-read."

Richard Wright, 1908-1960,   Journalist, Author, Poet /African American writer and poet Richard Wright is best known for Black Boy, a moving account of his childhood and youth in the South.

Richard Wright, 1908-1960, Journalist, Author, Poet /African American writer and poet Richard Wright is best known for Black Boy, a moving account of his childhood and youth in the South.

Bestseller Books Online The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality Thomas M. Shapiro $12.81  - http://www.ebooknetworking.net/books_detail-0195181387.html

Bestseller Books Online The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality Thomas M. Shapiro $12.81 - http://www.ebooknetworking.net/books_detail-0195181387.html

Granville T. Woods certainly was  an African American inventor who had at least 50 government patents on his many inventions. More than a dozen of these patents were inventions for electric railways but most of them were focused on electrical control and distribution. His most remarkable invention, however, was the induction telegraph, a system for communicating to and from moving trains. Many referred to Granville T. Woods as the black Thomas Edison.

Granville T. Woods certainly was an African American inventor who had at least 50 government patents on his many inventions. More than a dozen of these patents were inventions for electric railways but most of them were focused on electrical control and distribution. His most remarkable invention, however, was the induction telegraph, a system for communicating to and from moving trains. Many referred to Granville T. Woods as the black Thomas Edison.

Toni Morrison become the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

Toni Morrison become the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

Zora Neale Hurston, Writer, Harlem Renaissance    Zora Neale Hurston (1891 – 1960) was an African American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Zora Neale Hurston, Writer, Harlem Renaissance Zora Neale Hurston (1891 – 1960) was an African American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Black Indian Slave Narratives: Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans . Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. From the interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project during the 1930s, this volume offers 27 of the most absorbing firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century…

Black Indian Slave Narratives: Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans . Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. From the interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project during the 1930s, this volume offers 27 of the most absorbing firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century…

African American women have written their own life experiences as biographers; some have been novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, essayists, social commentators and feminist theorists. Meet more than 20 such women here.

20+ African American Women Writers You Should Know

African American women have written their own life experiences as biographers; some have been novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, essayists, social commentators and feminist theorists. Meet more than 20 such women here.

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