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Title Black ink : literary legends on the peril, power, and pleasure of reading and writing / edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver ; foreword by Nikki Giovanni.

Edition First 37 INK/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : 37 Ink, 2018.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  808.849 BLA    AVAILABLE
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Description xxiv, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Summary Spanning 250 years, a collection highlights the hard-won literary progress of black people in America, who were once forbidden by law to learn how to read, with essays from Frederick Douglass, Solomon Northup, Booker T. Washington, Maya Angelou and many more.
Note Anthology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240).
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans -- Books and reading -- History.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
African Americans in literature.
Genre Essays.
Added Author Oliver, Stephanie Stokes, editor.
Giovanni, Nikki, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781501154287
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