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African American Literary History
- Early African American Literature; eg. Phyllis Wheatley, Lucy Terry Prince,
- Slave Narratives; eg. Olaudah Equiano, Richard Allen
- Frederick Douglass
- Spiritual Narratives
- Post-slavery era
- Harlem Renaissance
- Civil Rights Movement era
- Black Arts Movement or Black Aesthetics Movement; e.g. Leroi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka)
Later in the semester you are going to compose an essay on an African American writer of your choice. A primary goal of this guide is to help you locate resources for this essay, including books, biographical information, and literary criticism.