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Remembering Paule Marshall

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:58
  “Tell your heroes you love them.Thank you, Ms.Marshall. Rest well. If you don’t know her, read, Soul Clap Hands and Sing. Or anything she’s written. As a matter of fact, just read Black women, past and present. Period.” —Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author.   Paule Marshall’s work has been a touchstone in my life. Attending suburban New Jersey public schools in the […]

In Memoriam: Toni Morrison

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 13:04
Here at the Project on the History of Black Writing we are in mourning over the death of the incomparable Toni Morrison. A literary icon and our friend, we have long admired her brilliance, literary genius, and love of our culture. There are simply no words to describe the impact Toni Morrison has made on all us as readers, writers, and researchers. Equally there are […]

The Stone that the Builder Refused: An Interview with Naomi Long Madgett

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 15:41
By: Morgan McComb The black women’s literary renaissance of the 1970s saw the emergence of some of today’s most accomplished black women writers: Maya Angelou, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Rita Dove, Maya Angelou, among them. On the heels of — and often inspired by — the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, black women writers carved out their own space, […]
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