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AI (1947–2010)

Robert A. Lee.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 694 words.

Born in Tucson, Arizona, the poet AI, pseudonym of Florence Anthony, looks to a complex American multicultural ancestry a Japanese

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Albert, Octavia V. Rogers (1824)

Jan Furman.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 417 words.

Octavia Victoria Rogers Albert is best known for her volume of collected slave narratives, The House of Bondage, or Charlotte

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Alexander, Margaret Walker

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 6 words.

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Alfrado

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 3 words.

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Ali, Muhammad (1942)

Gerald Early.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 426 words.

Despite the considerable achievements of such important African American athletes as Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Wilma Rudolph, Jim Brown, and

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All God's Dangers

Roland L. Williams.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 629 words.

which won a National Book Award in 1974, is a collaboration between an illiterate tenant farmer and a Harvard graduate

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Allen, Richard (1760–1831)

John Saillant.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 522 words.

Born a slave in the household of a prominent Philadelphian, Richard Allen was sold to a Delaware farmer who allowed

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Allen, Samuel W. (1917)

Mary Hughes Brookhart.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 1027 words.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Samuel Allen (also known as Paul Vesey) studied creative writing under James Weldon Johnson at Fisk

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Allen, Samuel W. (born 1917), Poet, Educator, Translator, Lawyer

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 6 words.

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Allen, Sarah A.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 7 words.

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Amen Corner, The

Keith Clark.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 344 words.

James Baldwin's The Amen Corner did not reach Broadway until 1965, twelve years after its completion. A morality play echoing

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American Hunger

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 5 words.

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Amini, Johari (1935)

Margaret Ann Reid.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 795 words.

Johari Amini, born Jewel Christine McLawler to William and Alma (Bazel) McLawler on 13 January 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, changed

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Anderson, Marian (1897–1993)

Scott A. Sandage.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 333 words.

Marian Anderson's 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C., marked the symbolic beginning of the civil rights movement.

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Andrews, Raymond (1934–1991)

Freda R. Beaty.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 1226 words.

Raymond Andrews was born near Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County, the fourth of ten children born to sharecropping parents George

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Angelou, Maya (1928)

Françoise Lionnet.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 1072 words.

A prolific author, with a successful career as a singer, actress, and dancer, Maya Angelou became one of America's most

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Annie Allen

Kenny Jackson Williams.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 564 words.

The second book of poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Annie Allen (1949) won the Eunice Tietjens Prize offered by Poetry Magazine

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Another Country

Carol P. Marsh-Lockett.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 539 words.

Immensely complex because of its size and scope, Another Country is James Baldwin's most ambitious novel. This novel of ideas

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Ansa, Tina McElroy (1949)

Jonathan Silverman.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 764 words.

Tina McElroy Ansa was born in Macon, Georgia, and educated at Mount DeSales, a Catholic school in Macon, and at

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Atkins, Russell (1926)

Jennifer Burton.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 407 words.

Born 25 February 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, Russell Atkins began studying piano at age seven with his mother. From childhood,

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