Disney's ‘Black Panther’ was the fifth-highest domestic movie opening of all time, with 97% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. The superhero film, with a nearly all-black cast including Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman, touches on colonialism and slavery.
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.
Anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston was a fixture of the Harlem Renaissance before writing her masterwork, 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'
James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright, novelist and voice of the American Civil Rights movement known for works including 'Notes of a Native Son,' 'Nobody Knows My Name" and 'The Fire Next Time.'
Maya Angelou was 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.
Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. Among her best known novels are 'The Bluest Eye,' 'Song of Solomon,' 'Beloved' and 'A Mercy.'
Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, African-American novelist and poet most famous for authoring 'The Color Purple.'
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