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A: African American Literature Since 1950 or B: African Am

A: African American Literature Since 1950


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.


B: African American Literature: 1955 & Beyond


The study of African American Literature related to the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.