TEXTBOOK THAT’S REQUIRED:The Norton Anthology of African American Literature: 3rd Edition: Volumes I n& II. Eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Valerie A.
Smith et al. New York: W.W. Norton, 2014. ISBN 978-0-393-92369-8 (pbk., v. I) & 978-0-393-92370-4 (pbk., v. II)
**I CAN SEND PICTURES OUT OF THE BOOK ONCE YOU CHOOSE A STORY TO WRITE ABOUT. THIS IS JUST A DISCUSSION BOARD NOT AN REPORT MAYBE 250-300 WORDS AT LEAST****
The last Discussion Board post asked you to discuss two goals early Black authors (1748-1865) shared, and you observed that they resisted oppression and demonstrated Black people’s humanity.
This week, we have begun discussing the shifting goals of Black writers during the late-19th through the early-20th century (1865-1918). These writers had other reasons for writing: one, they confirm Black people’s creativity and genius; two, their work documents Black people’s experiences post-Emancipation; and three, the literature shapes their social, political, and spiritual aspirations.
Identify ONE author we have read who wrote during the period of Reconstruction (1865-1877) and/or through the early part of the 20th century (1878-1919) who accomplished at least two of these objectives.
Please suspend the desire to post a response until we have read a few more authors. You might really enjoy some of the authors we will discuss later in the week.