National Authors Day: An Ode to Black Authors

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  • Black Authors You Need to Know
  • Maya Angelou
  • Langston Hughes
  • Teri Woods
  • Toni Morrison
  • Ralph Waldo Ellison
  • Sister Souljah
  • Chinua Achebe
  • James Baldwin
  • Alice Walker
  • Terry McMillan

Langston Hughes

One of the many faces of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes is etched in American history as one of the best African-American poets, novelists and playwrights. His books My People, The Weary Blues and I, Too Am America have won several awards.

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