26 July 2013 @ 01:35 pm
 
Do you guys remember that post where I asked about me writing non black people?

I can't remember how long ago that was, maybe last year. But since that time, I've become more aware of my race and African Americans accomplishments in various fields.

In the past few days I've been looking for black women writers, artists, and other stuff like that. I want to know more about black womanhood from various points of view. I want to know more about our history.

So I wanted to write about that. I'm saying I'm not going to write about various people but I want to focus on my people too.

And I've been thinking about volunteering. There's a Junior Women's League here in Shreveport that looks perfect for me but you have to be 24 to join...I turn 23 this year haha. But I'm going to keep it in mind.
 
 
 
 
( Post a new comment )
Emmaruth Zerna Concepcion Mcentyre Merrick[personal profile] fairwells on July 26th, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
African-American literature
I took a class on African-American literature. There are so many successful African-American writers, artists, politicians, celebrities, athletes, doctors, lawyers, scientists, world leaders, etc. I, myself, have also read and researched my own ancestry through the years. It's very illuminating and inspiring. I'm very fond of Maya Angelou. She's a phenomenal poet. African-Americans and those from Africa in general have contributed a great deal to this world and as you research it, you'll be amazed and inspired :)
Lady DT[personal profile] leia_solo on July 26th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: African-American literature
:D
Emmaruth Zerna Concepcion Mcentyre Merrick[personal profile] fairwells on July 26th, 2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
African-American authors and the Harlem Renaissance
http://aalbc.com/books/thebestauthors.htm

That's a link to the top 50 African-American authors.

I've read Toni Morrison (Her books are so good.), Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Octavia Butler, and Ralph Ellison.

I learned a great deal about the Harlem Renaissance and even took a tour of Harlem where the writers used to congregate when I took the class.

I did a paper on Langston Hughes because he also attended my university.

Here's information on the Harlem Renaissance (They produced so many writers, artists, singers, and a revolution):
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/255397/Harlem-Renaissance
http://www.history.com/topics/harlem-renaissance

Also, right now in Harlem, NYC there's another renaissance in progress. New writers, artists, musicians, movements. It's amazing. The place is flourishing. And a lot of the brownstone houses are still in great condition. It's becoming more gentrified. If you're ever in NYC, you should check it out.
Lady DT[personal profile] leia_solo on July 26th, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: African-American authors and the Harlem Renaissance
Oh wow thank you for these links!
Emmaruth Zerna Concepcion Mcentyre Merrick[personal profile] fairwells on July 26th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Re: African-American authors and the Harlem Renaissance
any time :) I'm going to put a few more Toni Morrison books on my Kindle amazon cart for my next purchase. Maybe more Langston Hughes too. I haven't read all his works yet, and he's really just such a great writer.