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Black History Month: Yusef Komunyakaa

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa isn’t just an important author and relevant figure in the celebration of Black History month, he’s important to us personally — as he is an English department alumnus and beloved member of our “Ramily.” Komunyakaa […]

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Black History Month: Gwendolyn Brooks

According a biography on the Poetry Foundation, “Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most highly regarded, highly influential, and widely read poets of 20th-century American poetry.” Most notably, she was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. She […]

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Black History Month: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Today’s featured author is a bit of a departure. Up to now, we’ve been featuring historical figures. Today, we are featuring a modern day historian. Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning historian at the University […]

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Black History Month: James Baldwin

James Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Born in Harlem, he loved reading and showed a special talent for writing at an early age. He first published at 21 years old (outside the poems, short […]

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Black History Month: Frederick Douglass

Our current president didn’t make the traditional official proclamation designating February as Black History Month yesterday, but he did make a statement. Addressing a small group of African American aides and supporters to kick off Black History Month, he mentioned […]

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Black History Month

Video: Origins of Black History Month, “A brief look at the history of African Americans and Black History Month” from the History Channel. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black […]

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