African American Literature

African American Literature (English 602) class photoSee what graduate students can do when you give them the freedom to create. This exhibit was part of the African American Literature class (English 602).

This exhibit, created by Dr. Debo’s African American Literature graduate class (ENGL 602), honors the work of Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Natasha Trethewey, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, and Frank X Walker. This exhibit is the result of two months of dedicated graduate research, bringing the words on the page to life.

All of the items featured in the exhibits follow an interpretive framework identifying what each student believes to be central to understanding the author’s works and legacy, as well as a personal statement explaining why each student chose his or her author and how these texts forged a personal connection.
–Ryan Norton, graduate student

Read a sampling of the English 602 students’ personal statements.


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