This edition: 1938 - 1953
New Black literary genres challenge the racial inequalities of mainstream America, and the idea of "Black is beautiful" emerges.
1940 - Richard Wright, father of Black Protest fiction 1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks, first Black Pulitzer Prize recipient 1953 - Ralph Ellison wins National Book Award 1953 - James Baldwin writes “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
Host: Alphonse Keasley. (2014/U.S.)