The Voices Of Slavery, Audio Interviews With Formerly Enslaved Americans (1932-75)

“During the last three decades of legal slavery in America,” writes Lucinda MacKethan at the National Humanities Center, “African American writers perfected one of the nation’s first truly indigenous genres of written literature: the North American slave narrative.” Continue Reading →

Pioneering Authors Harriet Jacobs And Ralph Ellison To Be Induction Into The American Poets Corner In Harlem

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will celebrate the life and works of memoirist Harriet Jacobs (1813 – 1897) and novelist Ralph Ellison (1914 –1994). Continue Reading →

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