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by Justin W. Fenwick
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African American literature, body of literature written by Americans of African descent. Beginning in the pre-Revolutionary War period, African American writers have engaged in a creative, if often contentious, dialogue with American letters. The result is a literature rich in expressive subtlety. In the early 19th century, the standard-bearers of African American literature spoke with heightening urgency of the need for whites to address the terrible sin of slavery.
African-American literature is the body of literature produced in the United States by writers of African descent. It begins with the works of such late 18th-century writers as Phillis Wheatley. Before the high point of slave narratives, African-American literature was dominated by autobiographical spiritual narratives.
African American Celebrity and the Civil Rights Movement. The postwar years was the era of the integration of America's professional sports. Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson, Bill Willis and others became household names. Music, particularly rock and roll, had a unifying influence on the youth culture of America
The Autobiography of an African Princess.
The Autobiography of an African Princess. It describes her early childhood in Africa, her schooling in Germany and Switzerland and her university studies in the United States.
The African American vernacular tradition informs African American .
The African American vernacular tradition informs African American literature of slavery and freedom. Major themes during this period are resistance to tyranny and dedication to human dignity. This form of autobiography gained popularity in the nineteenth century because it offered realistic firsthand testimony against the institution of slavery. Equiano was born in 1750 in the area of West Africa that is now Nigeria. He was kidnapped and sold into slavery at age eleven. Du Bois described the complexity of African American self-perception as a double consciousness, in which they struggle to meld their self-perceptions with the white majority's perceptions of them.