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Black Novelists

How The First Novel By An African American Writer Was Nearly Forgotten

Ezra Greenspan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Ezra Greenspan

Great books have their lives as surely as do their authors. Sometimes they correspond; sometimes not. Which one has the stranger life is often unpredictable.

WATCH: Do You Know 'How To Be Black'?

Michelle Marques | Posted 11.15.2012 | Black Voices

It's an age old question that has fueled many debates--what does it really mean to be black? Author Baratunde Thurston seems to have the answer. I...

Harriet Wilson's Sunday School

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.31.2012 | Books
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The author of the first novel published by a black woman in the U.S. was also a leader of the Spiritualist movement that sought guidance from the dead.