New Letters
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Black Women Writers in History

Poetry

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 20180216, 20120224, 20020227, 20000322, 19980302, 19920207, 19900216

We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phillis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walker and Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as recordings from the Folkways collection called Black American History in Ballad, Song, and Prose.

| Subject Matter: African-American, Women | Interview Year: Various | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Robert Frost Medal, U.S. Poet Laureate |

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