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Be sure to take the time to evaluate the quality of the information you find from websites. The following websites have a mix of primary sources, background information, and criticism:
African American Poets
Featured poets, videos, and information on different literary movements, such as the Harlem Renaissance, by the Academy of American Poets.
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
Digital collection sponsored by the New York Public Library. Browse poetry, fiction, or essays written by 19th C. African American women. Site also includes biographies and autobiographies.
Sponsored by C-Span, site offers biographies, select works, videos, a portrait gallery, and additional links.
Library of Southern Literature: Black Literature
Documenting the American South is a digital initiative supported by UNC, Chapel Hill, and provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American History and culture.
Literature and Life: The Givens Collection
Site contains information on significant authors and their impact, with primary texts, background, dramatic readings, and video clips.
Voice of the Shuttle - African American Literature
The Voice of the Shuttle is universally acclaimed as the most comprehensive site for literary information. The section on African American literature includes general resources on the subject, the black cultural studies web site, works and projects of African American writers and links to individual authors.
Spotlight: The Making of African American Identity
Resources focus on "freedom," "enslavement," "community," "identity," and "politics."
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