Eleven novels. Nine works of nonfiction. Over twenty awards. 88 years. We are privileged to keep the gift of thousands of masterfully written pages, but there’s even more about this gifted life that we simply can’t count: The magnitude of her influence on Black writers and readers. The radical mind shifts she inspired. The full […]
It was 1860 and the American slave trade had been outlawed for 50 years.
“The role of a bridge builder sounds appealing until it becomes clear how often that bridge is your broken back.” -Austin Channing Brown
It happens every year. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day and all throughout Black History Month, we hear that Martin had a dream. We see and share clips and excerpts of his famous words in the “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. Many of us have heard […]