HBW is a research center focused on elevating innovative scholarship in American literature, book history, and digital humanities.Explore the project
Celebrating 40 Years of HBW!
Since 1983, the History of Black Writing (HBW) has been dedicated to the study of Black Writing.Learn more about our Anniversary Celebration
Interactive Research and Public Engagement
HBW's research and collection building creates a corpus of fiction and non-fiction to drive public program initiatives such as the Black Literary Suite and Gems, and research institutes like Hurston on the Horizon in 2021.Explore the program