This edition: 1761 - 1901
Born out of slavery and the African oral tradition, African American Authors gave voice to the struggles of black people in the early days of this nation.
1761 - Jupiter Hammon, America's first published black writer
1773 - Phillis Wheatley completes her poems on various subjects
1855 - Frederick Douglass publishes “My Bondage and My Freedom”
1899 - Paul Laurence Dunbar's 'Sympathy'
1901 - Booker T. Washington's Autobiography, “Up From Slavery”
Host: Alphonse Keasley.