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Alice Walker

Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, African-American novelist and poet most famous for authoring The Color Purple.
  • Author,
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • Women's Rights Activist
  • (1944–)

James Baldwin

James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful, iconic writer with works like The Fire Next Time and Another Country.
  • Writer
  • (1924–1987)

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections.
  • Author,
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • Poet
  • (1928–2014)

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
  • Poet,
  • Playwright
  • (1902–1967)

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved.
  • Writer
  • (1931–)

Zora Neale Hurston

Anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston was a fixture of the Harlem Renaissance before writing her masterwork, 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'
  • Author,
  • Civil Rights Activist
  • (1891–1960)

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