African American Literature of the Civil Rights Movement

Brenda Flanagan, Associate Professor of English,
Davidson College

This seminar will study the Black Arts Movement as well as the poetry and drama that reflected and paralleled the modern Civil Rights movement: 1955 to 2000. This seminar will focus on the study of the poetry of such writers as Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Haki Madhabuti, Naomi Long, Margaret Walker and Amiri Baraka, and plays by Ed Bullins and August Wilson as we will explore the ways in which literature and politics of intersected.

Participating Fellows

Emily Williams, Independence HS, Social Studies

Stefanie Carter-Dodson, Albemarle Rd MS, Language Arts

Larry Bosc, East Mecklenburg HS, Social Studies

Troy Gray, Davidson ES, 3rd grade

Karen Donaldson, Collinswood Language Academy, K-2 Literacy

Robin McClennon, Davidson ES, 3rd grade

Eloise Payton, Barringer Academic Center, 4th-5th grades

Mark Buzzee, Jay M. Robinson MS, Language Arts

May Winiarski, East Mecklenburg HS, Art

Beth Brang, W.A. Hough HS, English

Viloki Patel, Mallard Creek HS, Art

Intisar Hamidullah, Whitewater MS, Language Arts

Megan Woazeah, Francis Bradley MS, Language Arts