Tag Archives: Black Writers

Haki Madhubuti: Black Men, Obsolete?

Born in Detroit as Don L. Lee in 1942, Haki Madhubuti’s daring voice, inventive phrasing, and ability to capture the rhythms and sardonic moods of Black speech have made him one of the two or three most imitated black poets … Continue reading

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Dick Gregory: Comedy and Social Change

Besides being one of the funniest men in the history of American comedy, DICK GREGORY (1932—) has been a groundbreaking black writer and an activist in Civil Rights, in politics, and in food and health issues.  An activist vegetarian, he dedicated … Continue reading

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Historian for Social Change

The sound of his name says a lot: John Hope Franklin. One of America’s greatest historians and black writers, his books and life gave direction to so much social change.  John Hope Franklin (1914-2009) taught at the University of Chicago from 1964 to 1982, … Continue reading

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