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Modern and Contemporary African American Women Poets

Monica Rowley
Keywords: function, form, language, poetry, literary devices, African American, Workshop, women writers, Women poets, Black Poets, context, Creative Writing

“Reading as Writer: Critical Creative Race Thinking Following Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination”

Gregory Probst
Keywords: teacherless writing workshops, hybridity, imagination, intersectionality, English Language Arts, The Crucible, playing in the dark, Recitatif, reading as a writer, queer theory, literary criticism, cultural identity, African American, Critical Race Theory, blackness, whiteness, American Africanism, Africanist., Toni Morrison, third space, American Literature


African American Hair, Freedom, and Civil Rights: Using Film, Media, and African American Hair Styles to Analyze Civil Rights

Aisha Al-Muid
Keywords: Hair, freedom, film, Media, African American, cinema, civil rights


To Write with Fire: Unapologetic Poets of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movement

Wendi Mungai Umoren
Keywords: Harlem Renaissance, poetry, revolution, racism, literary period, aesthetics, African American, black arts movement


Looking at the Black Experience in America Through African American Poetry

Joyce Arnosky
Keywords: History, poetry, poems, Reading, African American, writing, 5th grade, Black experience in America

The African American and the Woman Suffrage Movement

Myrtle Bastien
Keywords: gender discrimination, High School, important struggle, disenfranchised, partisan interests, right to vote, racial discrimination, African American, class discrimination, African American women

Early Abolitionists in Philadelphia

Sandy O’Keefe
Keywords: end to slavery, Philadelphia, Quakers, African American, abolitionists, 8th grade, Colonial America, anti-slavery


The African, Caribbean and African American Cultural Connection

Keysiah M. Middleton
Keywords: interlinked groups, dance, Food, language, shared African background, Music, pride, shared awareness, cultural expression, African American, aesthetic values, African, Black Atlantic, connect to Africa

Folktales: Trickster Stories Across Time – From African Ancestors to African American Rappers

Wilda Hayward
Keywords: hip-hop, ESOL, folktales, rap, legacy, Middle Passage, African, African American, West African storytellers, trickster stories, African Diaspora, African folktales, anthropology

Using Rap Lyrics as a Resource in the Secondary English Classroom

Lisa Kelly
Keywords: rap tells stories, tells stories, enjoy, relevant to student life, rap music, literary skills, literary devices, literary styles, African American, Bronx, city students, comments on current events, African-based American art form, trace themes, analyze


Dance, Readings, Acting, Music, and Art (D.R.A.M.A.): A Study of African American Performing and Visual Arts in the 1940s – 1950s

Leslie Carlis
Keywords: dance, Reading, performing arts, Music, acting, African American, Art, visual arts

Paul Robeson, African-American Artist, and the McCarthy Era

Carole Chernecky
Keywords: Identity, Drama, Elgnish, Paul Robeson, social justice, social studies, African American, artist, Art, American Literature

The Harlem Renaissance

Richard P. Holmes
Keywords: History, dance, The Harlem Renaissance, Music, Literature, African American, African American art, African American History