Encyclopedia of African-American Writing: Five Centuries of Contribution, Trials & Triumphs of Writers, Poets, Publications and Organizations, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592373024
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
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This title is the second edition of ABC Clio's African American Writers: A Dictionary. It has been completely revised with a timely survey of an important sector of American letters, African-American Writing covers the role and influence of African American cultural leaders, from all walks of life, from the 18th century to the present. Readers will explore what inspired various African-American writers to create poems, plays, short stories, novels, essays, opinion pieces and numerous other works, and how those writings contributed to culture in America today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Table of Contents.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Abbott, Robert S. (Sengstacke) 11/24/1868–2/29/1940.
2: Abu-Jamal, Mumia (né Wesley Cook) 4/24/1954–.
3: Affrilachian Poets 1991–.
4: African American Review (also Negro American Literature Forum, Black American Literature Forum) 1967–.
5: African-American Vernacular English (AAVE; aka Black English; aka Negro dialect; aka Ebonics) 1619–present.
6: Ai (her self-chosen legal name, meaning “love” in Japanese) (née Florence Anthony; aka Florence Ai Ogawa) 10/21/1947–.
7: Alexander, Elizabeth 5/30/1962–.
8: Alexander’s Magazine 1905–1909.
9: Allen, Richard 2/14/1760–3/26/1831.
10: Allen, Samuel W. (Washington) (aka Paul Vesey) 12/9/1917–.
11: American Negro Academy 1897–1924.
12: Amini [Swahili: “faithful”], Johari [Swahili: “jewel”] (née Jewel Christine McLawler; aka Johari Kunjufu) 1/13/1935–.
13: Amsterdam News 12/4/1909–present.
14: Anderson, Marian 2/27/1897–4/8/1993.
15: Anderson, Regina M. (pen name: Ursala/Ursula Trelling; married surname, Andrews) 5/21/1901–2/5/1993.
16: Andrews, Raymond 6/6/1934–11/25/1991.
17: Angelou, Maya (née Marguerite Annie Johnson) 4/4/1928–.
18: Ansa, Tina McElroy 11/18/1949–.
19: Anthologies of African-American Literature 1845–.
20: Anthologies of African-American Literature, from Literary Journals 1972–.
21: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Regional African-American Literature 1936–.
22: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Special Topics and Audiences.
23: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Specific Genres, Drama and Plays 1927–.
24: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Specific Genres, Fiction 1950–.
25: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Specific Genres, Nonfiction 1902–.
26: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Specific Genres, Poetry, Verse, and Song 1845–.
27: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Writers from 1619 through 1865, the Antebellum and Civil War Era 1619–1865.
28: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Writers from 1920 to the Early 1940s, during the New Negro Era 1920–1940s.
29: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Written by and for Gay or Heterosexual Men 1925–.
30: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Written by and for Heterosexual or Lesbian Women 1894–.
31: Anthologies of African-American Literature, Written by and for Juveniles 1965–.
32: Antislavery Periodicals 1819–1829.
33: Antislavery Periodicals 1830–1839.
34: Antislavery Periodicals 1840–1849.
35: Antislavery Periodicals 1850–1865.
36: Asante, Molefi Kete (né Arthur Lee Smith, Jr.) 8/14/1942–.
37: Ashe, Jr., Arthur Robert 7/10/1943–2/6/1993.
38: Atkins, Russell 2/25/1926–.
39: Attaway, William 11/19/1911–6/17/1986.
40: Aubert, Alvin (Bernard) 3/12/1930–.
41: Baisden, Michael 6/26/1963–.
42: Baker, Augusta (née Braxston; 2nd married surname: Alexander) 4/1/1911–2/23/1998.
43: Baker, Jr., Houston A. (Alfred) 3/22/1943–.
44: Baldwin, James Arthur (né Jones) 8/2/1924–12/1/1987.
45: Baltimore Afro-American 1892–.
46: Bambara, Toni Cade (née Toni Cade) 3/25/1939–12/9/1995.
47: Banks, Leslie Esdaile (aka L.A. Banks, Leslie) 12/11/1959–.
48: Banneker, Benjamin 11/9/1731–10/9/1806.
49: Baraka, Amiri (né Everett LeRoy Jones; pseudonym: LeRoi Jones) 10/7/1934–.
50: Barber, Jesse Max 7/5/1878–9/20/1949.
51: Barnes, Steven Emory 3/1/1952–.
52: Barnett, Claude Albert ?/?/1889–8/2/1967.
53: Barrax, Gerald W. (William) 6/21/1933–.
54: Bass, Charlotta Amanda (née Spears) 2/14/1874–4/12/1969.
55: Bayley, Solomon fl. c. 1800s.
56: Beasley, Delilah 9/9/1872-8/18/1934.
57: Beckham, Barry 3/19/1944–.
58: Bell, James Madison 4/3/1826–1902.
59: Bennett, Gwendolyn B. 7/8/1902–5/30/1981.
60: Bennett, Hal 4/21/1930–.
61: Bennett, Jr., Lerone 10/17/1928–.
62: Berry, Mary Frances 2/17/1938–.
63: Bibb, Henry (Walton) 5/10/1815–1854.
64: Black Aesthetic 1960s–1970s.
65: Black Arts Movement 1960s–1970s.
66: Black Fire: An Anthology of African-American Writing 1968.
67: Black Opals Late 1920s.
68: Black Power 1966–.
69: Black Scholar, The 1969–.
70: BlackBoard African-American Bestsellers 1991–2001?.
71: Bogle, Donald 7/13/1944–.
72: Bolden, Tonya 3/1/1959–.
73: Bonner, Marita (Odette) (married surname: Occomy; aka Joseph Maree Andrew) 6/16/1899 [or 1898]–12/6/1971.
74: Bontemps, Arna Wendell 10/13/1902–6/4/1973.
75: Bourne, St. Clair (Cecil) 2/16/1943–12/15/2007.
76: Boyd, Melba (Joyce) 4/2/1950–.
77: Bradley, Jr., David (Henry) 9/7/1950–.
78: Braithwaite, William Stanley Beaumont 12/6/1878–6/8/1962.
79: Brandon, Barbara (aka Barbara Brandon-Croft) 11/27/1958–.
80: Brathwaite, Edward Kamau (né Lawson Edward Brathwaite) 05/11/1930–.
81: Brawley, Benjamin (Griffith) 4/22/1882–2/1/1939.
82: Braxton, Joanne (aka Jodi) (Margaret) 5/25/1950–.
83: Briggs, Cyril Valentine 5/28/1888–10/18/1966.
84: Broadside Press 1965–.
85: Brooks, Gwendolyn (Elizabeth) 6/7/1917–12/3/2000.
86: Brown, Cecil 7/3/1943–.
87: Brown, “Charlotte Eugenia” (née Lottie Hawkins) Hawkins 6/11/1883–1/11/1961.
88: Brown, Claude 2/23/1937–2/2/2002.
89: Brown, Elaine (Meryl) 3/2/1943–.
90: Brown, Frank London 10/7/1927–3/12/1962.
91: Brown, Hallie Quinn 3/10/1845–9/16/1949.
92: Brown, Linda Beatrice (aka Linda Brown Bragg) 3/14/1939–.
93: Brown, Lloyd (né Lloyd Louis Dight) 4/3/1913–4/1/2003.
94: Brown, Sterling Allen 5/1/1901–1/13?/1989.
95: Brown, William Wells ?/1814?–11/6/1884.
96: Brownie’s Book, The 1920–1921.
97: Bruce, Josephine Beall (née Willson) 10/29/1853-2/15/1923.
98: Bryan, Ashley F. 7/13/1923–.
99: Bullins, Ed (né Edward Artie) (aka Kingsley B. Bass, Jr.) 7/2/1935–.
100: Bunche, Ralph (Johnson) 8/7/1904–12/9/1971.
101: Burroughs, Margaret (née Taylor) (aka Margaret Taylor Goss, Margaret G. Taylor, Margaret G. Burroughs, Margaret Taylor-Burroughs) 11/1/1917–.
102: Burroughs, Nannie Helen 5/2/1879–5/20/1961.
103: Butler, Octavia E. (Estelle) 6/22/1947–2/24/2006.
104: Cabrera, Lydia 5/20/1900–9/19/1991.
105: Callaloo 1976–.
106: Campbell, (Elizabeth) Bebe (née Moore) 2/18/1950–11/27/2006.
107: Campbell, James Edwin 9/28/1867–1/26/1896.
108: Carmichael (chosen name: Kwame Touré), Stokely (Standiford Churchill) 6/29/1941–11/15/1998.
109: Carroll, Vinnette (Justine) 3/11/1922–11/5/2002.
110: Cary, Mary Ann (née Shadd) 10/9/1823–6/5/1893.
111: Cassells, Cyrus 05/16/1957–.
112: Cave Canem 1996–.
113: Cayton, Jr., Horace Roscoe 4/12/1903–1/22/1970.
114: Channer, Colin 10/13/1963–.
115: Chapman, Tracy 3/20/1964–.
116: Chase-Riboud, Barbara (née Dewayne) 6/26/1939–.
117: Chesnutt, Charles Waddell 6/20/1858–11/15/1932.
118: Chicago Defender 5/5/1905-2/5/1956.
119: Child, Lydia Maria (née Francis) 2/11/1802–10/20/1880.
120: Childress, Alice 10/12/1916 or 1920–8/14/1994.
121: Chisholm, Shirley (Anita) (née St. Hill) 11/30/1924–1/1/2005.
122: Christian, Barbara (Theresa) 12/12/1943–6/25/2000.
123: Christian, Marcus Bruce 3/8/1900–11/21/1976.
124: Clark, Kenneth B. (Bancroft) 7/24/1914–5/1/2005.
125: Clark, Mamie (née Phipps) 10/18/1917–8/22/1983.
126: Clark, Septima (née Poinsette) 5/3/1898–12/15/1987.
127: Clarke, John Henrik 1/1/1915–7/16/1998.
128: Cleage, Pearl (Michelle) (1st married name: Lomax) 12/7/1948–.
129: Cleaver, (Leroy) Eldridge 8/31/1935–5/1/1998.
130: Cliff, Michelle 11/2/1946–.
131: Clifton, Lucille (née Thelma Lucille Sayles) 6/27/1936–.
132: Cobb, Jr., Charles E. 6/23/1943–.
133: Cobb, Jewell (née Plummer) 1/17/1924–.
134: Cobb, William Montague 10/12/1904–11/20/1990.
135: Cole (1st married name; 2nd married name: Robinson), Johnnetta (née Betsch) 10/19/1936–.
136: Coleman, Wanda (née Evans) 11/13/1946–.
137: Collier, Eugenia (Williams) 4/6/1928–.
138: Collins, Kathleen (née Conwell) 3/18/1942–9/?/1988.
139: Colón, Jesús 1/20/1901–1974.
140: Colored American Magazine, The 1900–1909.
141: Colter, Cyrus 1/8/1910–4/15/2002.
142: Combahee River Collective (CRC) 1974–1980.
143: Cone, James H. (Hal or Hall) 8/5/1938–.
144: Cooper, Anna Julia (née Haywood) 8/10/1858–2/27/1964.
145: Cooper, J. (Joan) California c. mid-1900s–.
146: Cornish, Sam (Samuel) (James) 12/22/1935–.
147: Cornish, Samuel E. ?/1795–?/1858.
148: Corrothers, James D. (David) 7/2/1869–2/12/1917.
149: Cortez, Jayne 5/10/1936–.
150: Cosby, Jr., Bill (William Henry) 7/12/1937–.
151: Cose, Ellis (Jonathan) 2/20/1951–.
152: Coston, Julia (née Ringwood) fl. late 1800s.
153: Cotter, Jr., Joseph Seamon 1895–1919.
154: Cotter, Sr., Joseph Seamon 2/2/1861–3/14/1949.
155: Craft, William c.1826–1900.
156: Crayton, Pearl 1930–.
157: Crews, Donald 8/30/1938–.
158: Crisis, The 1910–.
159: Crosswaith, Frank Rudolph 7/16/1892–6/17/1965.
160: Crouch, Stanley 12/14/1945–.
161: Crummell, Alexander 3/3/1819–9/10/1898.
162: Cruse, Harold Wright 3/8 or 3/18/1916–3/25/2005.
163: Cullen, Countee (né Countée LeRoy Porter) 3/30/1903–1/9/1946.
164: Curtis, Christopher Paul 5/10/1953–.
165: Damas, Léon-Gontran 3/28/1912–1/22/1978.
166: Dandridge, Raymond G. (Garfield) 4/8/1882–2/24/1930.
167: Danner, Margaret (Esse) 1/12/1915–1/1/1984.
168: Danticat, Edwidge 1/19/1969–.
169: Dash, Julie 10/22/1952–.
170: Dave, the Potter (aka David Drake) c. 1800–after 1862, perhaps the mid-1870s.
171: Davis, Angela (Yvonne) 1/26/1944–.
172: Davis, Arthur P. (Paul) 11/21/1904–4/21/1996.
173: Davis, Frank Marshall (one-time pen name Bob Greene) 12/31/1905–7/26/1987.
174: Davis, Ossie (né Raiford Chatman Davis) 12/18/1917–2/4/2005.
175: Davis, Thulani (née Barbara Davis) 5/22/1948–.
176: De Burgos, Julia 2/17/1914–7/6/1953.
177: Deal, Borden (aka Loyse Deal, Lee Borden, Leigh Borden) (aka Her, Him, Us for his erotica) 10/12/1922–1/22/1985.
178: Dee, Ruby (née Ruby Ann Wallace) 10/27/1924–.
179: Delaney, Sara (“Sadie”) Marie (née Johnson) (1st married name: Peterson) 2/26/1889–5/4/1958.
180: Delany, Annie Elizabeth (“Bessie”) 9/3/1891-9/25/1995.
181: Delany, Clarissa (née Scott) ?/1901–1927.
182: Delany, Martin R. (Robison) 5/6/1812–1/24/1885.
183: Delany, Jr., Samuel (“Chip”) R. (Ray) (occasional pen names: K. Leslie Steiner, S. L. Kermit) 4/1/1942–.
184: Delany, Sarah “Sadie” (Louise) 9/19/1889–1/25/1999.
185: Demby, William 12/25/1922–.
186: Dent, (Thomas) Tom (Covington) 3/20/1932–6/6/1998.
187: Derricotte, Toi (née Toinette Marie Webster) 4/12/1941–.
188: De Veaux (aka Deveaux), Alexis 9/24/1948–.
189: “Diddley,” “Bo” (né Otha Ellas Bates, adoptive name Ellas Bates McDaniel) 12/30/1928–6/2/2008.
190: Dodson, Owen (Vincent) 11/28/1914–6/21/1983.