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This edition: 1954 - 1967

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With the Civil Rights Movement in full swing, racial tensions escalate in America. In response African American writers give rise to a new literary expression - Black Power.
1957 - Chester Himes, First Black Crime Fiction Writer
1959 - Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is Produced
1965 - The Autobiography of Malcolm X
1965 - Amiri Baraka, Father of the Black Arts Movement
1967 - Nikki Giovanni, "Princess of Black Poetry."
Host: Alphonse Keasley. (2014/U.S.)