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African American Literature 1955 & Beyond

African American Literature: 1955 & Beyond


Designed by Davidson College students, this course is an exploration of the vibrant literature that African Americans produced during the years in which they struggled for Civil Rights, and in years leading up to Barack Obama's Presidency. Students will study works by writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Haki Madhubuti, Ishmael Reed, Al Young, and Randal Kenan as they, and others, relate to a new aesthetic in American Literature.

Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirement.

Counts toward the Africana Studies major.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.