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|African-American Literature||010A||2 Credits|
|African-American Literature/Honors||010B||2 Credits|
African-American Literature focuses on the development of black writing in America from folklore to contemporary fiction. Among the works studied are: Margaret Walker’s Jubilee, selections from Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery, W.E.B. DuBois’s Souls of Black Folk, Nella Larsen’s Passing, Richard Wright’s Native Son, The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley, and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon or The Bluest Eye. The readings address the horrors of slavery; the riches of the Harlem Renaissance; black struggles against institutional racism; subsequent anger, activism, and radicalism; and, finally, African American contributions to contemporary life and literature.
Curriculum Map for African-American Literature