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