Maya Angelou, (1928) Poet, novelist
James Baldwin, Essayist
Ralph Ellison, (1914-1994) Novelist
Alice Walker, (1944) Novelist
James Baldwin, (1924-1987) Essayist
Amira Baraka, (1934-2014) Poet
Chester Himes, (1909-1984) Novelist
Jill Nelson, (1952) Novelist
Nikki Giovanni, (1943) Poet
Gwen Books, (1917-2000) Poet
Derek Walcott, (1930) Poet
Ralph Ellison, (1914-1994) Novelist
John Henrik Clarke, (1915-1998) Historian
C. Eric Lincoln, (1924-2000) Historian
Alex Haley, (1921-1992) Novelist
Margaret Danner, (1915-1986) Novelist
Margaret Burroughs, (1917) Poet
Leopold Senghor, (1906-2001) Poet
Ousmane Sembene, (1923-2007) Novelist, filmmaker
Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, (1937-2006) Ethiopian Poet Laureate
Molefi Kete Asante, (1942) Afrocentric scholar
Abdias Nascimento, (1914-2011) Brazilian, Cultural historian
John Oliver Killens, (1916-1987) Novelist
Maaza Mengiste, novelist
Ayele Bekerie, Historian
Zewde Gebre Selassie, (1920-2008) Historian
Toni Cade Bambara, (1939-1995) Novelist
Paula Giddings, (1947) Political theorist
Sonia Sanchez, (1934) Poet
Larry Neal, (1937-1981) Poet
Henry Louis 'Skip' Gates, (1950) Literature
Dr. Benjamin Mays, (1894-1984) Historian
Claude Brown, (1937-2002) Novelist
Mari Evans, (1923) Poet
Camille Yarborough, Political theorist
Sterling Brown, (1901-1989) Poet
Quincy Troupe, (1943) Poet
Margaret Walker, (1915-1998) Novelist
Alice Childress, (1920-1994) Novelist
Asa Hilliard, (1933-2007) Afrocentric scholar
Rex Nettleford, (1933-2010) Cultural historian
Leronne Bennett, Historian
Michel Fabre, Cultural historian
Norah Vincent, Political novelist
E. Lynn Harris, (1955-2009)Novelist
Jessica Harris, Cooking
Abdi Latif Ega, Novelist
Toni Morrison, novelist
Henry David Hwang, playwright
Anthony Browder, Egyptology
Else Lidegaard, activist
Chinua Achebe, novelist (1930-2013)
Jayne Cortez, poet (1934-2012)
Quincy Troupe, Poet
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