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The “Other Hurston”- Broadening Communal and Digital Spaces

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 13:54
[ By: Christopher Peace and Jade Harrison ] Part two of our three-part series recapping the events of The Project on the History of Black Writing’s NEH Summer Institute “Hurston on the Horizon: Past, Present, and Future”. Week 2 of HBW’s NEH Summer Institute Hurston on the Horizon: Past, Present, and Future focused on different approaches to Hurston’s career by attending to her neglected texts, […]

The Project on the History of Black Writing Mourns Melvin Van Peebles

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 13:19
[ By: Meleah Perez ] Melvin Van Peebles passed away Sept. 21, 2021, at the age of 89, but his legacy lives on in the Project on the History of Black Writing database. Many in the cinema industry regard him as a pioneer, a trailblazer, a giant, but before Van Peebles was the godfather of Black cinema, he was Van Peebles, the writer. Like many […]
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