African-American History Month 2016
Resources from Cottey College's Ross Library
Who are these authors?
They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, abuse and violence as well as love, beauty and music. While their names and styles have changed over the years, they have been the voices of their generations and helped inspire the generations that followed them. What follows is a list of prominent Black authors who have left a mark on the literary world forever.
Do we have these authors in the library? Yes, and many more!
Click on the names below to see the titles available in the library.
Many are available instantly as eBooks!
- Maya Angelou
- James Baldwin
- Amiri Baraki
- Octavia Butler
- W.E.B. Du Bois
- Ralph Ellison
- Alex Haley
- Langston Hughes
- Zora Neale Hurston
An extensive list of African American books available in the library is available here.
100 Must Read African American Books -- How many have you read?
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National Museum of African American History
African American History & the National Park Service