Yes, we did get the shortest month of the year, but lets make worth awhile! People of color deserve WAY more than a month so let's make sure we celebrate African Americans every month! First I have 3 African American writers who inspired me and you! Then I have a short video that I edited about Ida B Wells. (special thanks to my media arts program.)
DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COLOR :
African Americans who turned the pages
Toni Morrison was an African American novelist, book editor, and college professor. She wrote about 9 books total. ( Beloved, Song of Solomon, Sula, Jazz, Home, Paradise, GOD help the child.) Her book Song of Solomon won the National book critics circle award. She is also the first African American to win a Nobel prize (in literature) and Pulitzer prize winning novelist. She was born February 18, 1931, and passed away on August 5, 2019.
Richard Nathanial Wright was an African American author. He wrote novels, poems, short stories, and non-fiction stories. He was born September 4, 1908, and passed away November 28, 1960 in Paris, France. During the time in between, he wrote about the African American struggles and racial themes. He also played an important role in the Civil Rights movement.
CARTER G. WOODSON
Carter G. Woodson was an African American Historian and journalist. He founded the Association for the study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study African American History. Not only did he set a scholarly example for others, but he is one of the people who helped African Americans discover who we are. He was born on December 18, 1875, and passed away April 3, 1950 in Washington D.C.
I will now be posting a blog every weekend, so stay tuned and be sure to check out my recent posts.