Impact of African American Female Writers

A growing number of black female artists and writers emerged throughout the Civil War and Reconstruction eras before finally bursting into the mainstream of American culture in the 1920s, with the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance. After playing a significant role in both the civil rights movement and the women's movement of the 1960s, the rich body of creative work produced by black women has found even wider audiences in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
One of the most prominent and visible black female authors is Maya Angelou. She is best known for her series of six autobiographical volumes, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. She is highly respected as a ...

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plot, uses personal and historical events to shape her books. Angelou is one of the most honored writers of her generation. She has been honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups. In 1993, Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. In 1995, she was recognized for having the longest-running record (two years) on The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List. Maya Angelou has not only written books but she has also written screen plays as well. Her first written screenplay was titled “Georgia, Georgia”. Some say “Georgia, Georgia” is the first screen play written by a black woman but, upon research this will lead you to another author.
The hardship of the Depression and the coming of World War II refocused African-American literature and art towards social ...

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Added: 12/6/2011 01:11:55 PM
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Category: African Studies
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