Category: Literature

  • Wed, 1944-02-09

    *This date marks the birth of Alice Walker in 1944. She is an African American author, speaker, and poet.

    Born Alice Malsenior Walker in...

  • Sat, 1945-07-28

    *Evelyn Dilworth-Williams was born on this date in 1945. She is an African American poet, teacher, author, and motivational speaker.

    A...

  • Fri, 1945-12-14

    Stanley Crouch was born on this date in 1945. He is an African American music critic, syndicated columnist, and novelist.

    Born in Los...

  • Fri, 1945-12-14

    Carolyn Rodgers, an African American writer, poet, and educator, was born on this date in 1945.

    Born in Chicago, Carolyn Marie Rodgers...

  • Fri, 1946-04-26

    *Marilyn Nelson Waniek was born on this date in 1946. She is an African American writer, and educator.

    A native of Cleveland, Ohio,...

  • Fri, 1947-02-07

    *Darlene Clark Hine was born on this date in 1947. She is an African American author, educator and historian.

    Hine is from Morley,...

  • Mon, 1947-03-24

    *Kalamu ya Salaam was born on this date in 1947. He is an African American writer.

    Born Val Ferdinand III in New Orleans, he was...

  • Tue, 1947-04-29

    *The birth of Yusef Komunyakaa in 1947 is celebrated on this date. He is an African American poet and writer.

    From Bogalusa, Louisiana,...

  • Sun, 1947-06-22

    Octavia Estelle Butler was born on this date in 1947. She was an African American writer and the first African-American woman to gain popularity...

  • Mon, 1947-07-14

    Assata Olugbala Shakur was born on this date in 1947. She is an African American writer exiled from America.

    She was born in New York...

  • Thu, 1948-01-15

    Johari Amini (her name may also appear as JohariCourts-Amini, JCourts-Amini, JohariC) was born on this date in 1948. She is an African American...

  • Sun, 1948-08-22

    Sekou Sundiata was born on this date in 1948. He was an African American poet who writes for print, performance, music, and theater and he is a...

  • Thu, 1948-10-21

    *Ahmos Zu-Bolton II was born in this date in 1948. He was an African-American poet, playwright, educator, editor, and publisher of African-...

  • Tue, 1948-12-07

    Pearl Cleage, an African American writer, was born in Springfield, MA, on this date in 1948.

    She grew up in Detroit, where her father,...

  • Tue, 1949-07-19

    The birth of Thulani Davis in 1948 is celebrated on this date. She is an African American writer, educator, and journalist.

    She grew up...

  • Wed, 1950-01-25

    *Gloria Naylor was born on this date in 1950. She is an African American author.

    From New York City, her father Roosevelt was a transit...

  • Sat, 1950-02-18

    *Bebe Moore was born on this date in 1950. She was an African American teacher, journalist, and novelist.

    Elizabeth Bebe Moore...

  • Mon, 1950-11-20

    *E. Ethelbert Miller was born on this date in 1950. He is an African American poet and literary activist.

    From New York City, New York...

  • Wed, 1951-07-25

    Angela Jackson was born on this date in 1951. She is an African American writer, and educator.

    Jackson, born in Greenville, MS, was the...

  • Thu, 1951-10-18

    On this date in 1951, Terry McMillan was born. She is an African American novelist.

    She was born in Port Huron, MI, the daughter of...