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This edition: 1982 - 1993

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A Golden Age in African American Literature begins as black authors find new exciting ways to interpret their role in America.
1982 - Alice Walker writes The Color Purple
1987 - Lucille Clifton's poetry celebrates the female body
1987 - August Wilson wins Pulitzer for Fences
1988 - Yusef Komunyakaa pens 'Facing It'
1990 - Walter Mosley introduces Easy Rawlins
1993 - Toni Morrison wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Host: Alphonse Keasley. (2014/U.S.)