Marguerite Johnson had already become a voracious reader, both of Black writers and of canonical dead white males. Shakespeare
, she wrote later, was my first white love.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Heinemann New Windmill Series, 1995.
She also enjoyed and respected...
After a commemorative event at Carnegie Hall to mark the centenary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois
attended with the Baldwin family to hear Pete Seeger
sing and James Baldwin
As in other texts, Rich's concerns here are significantly though not exclusively feminist. The first poem in the book, Orion, addresses the well-known hunter constellation as my fierce half-brother: he burns for all...
, in Cairo as an African wife, desperately needed to make money, she was offered a job through the good offices of David Du Bois
, an African-American journalist working locally (son of...
W. E. Du Bois
published The Souls of Black Folk, a study of Black life and culture in the USA, which argues that black people would never be ranked as human until their...
15-21 October 1945
The fifth Pan-African Congress
, held in Manchester, UK, marked the beginning of the end of colonial rule in Africa and the Caribbean.