CALL FOR SOURCES: Mississippi Renaissance Syllabus

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  The Project on the History of Black Writing presents the Mississippi Renaissance Syllabus, an electronic teaching and learning resource on Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, Jesmyn Ward and Mississippi literary culture in general.   Our 2017 Black Literary Suite focus on the Mississippi Renaissance placed it in conversation with other literary periods, such as the Harlem Renaissance, the Chicago Renaissance, and the Southern Renascence. We […]

Black Literary Suite Kick-Off: Black Writers with a Kansas Connection

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[by Meredith Wiggins] On Wednesday, February 25, from 3 – 4:30 p.m., HBW and the KU Libraries co-hosted Black Literary Suites: Black Writers with a Kansas Connection. The kick-off event featured a poster display, a self-guided audio tour, a display of relevant books from HBW’s collections, and a preview of HBW’s video tribute to John A. Williams.   Over the course of the 90-minute event, […]

Black Literary Suite: Black Writers with a Kansas Connection

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Langston Hughes.  Gwendolyn Brooks.  Frank Marshall Davis.  Kevin Young. What do they have in common? At various points in their lives, each of them lived in Kansas. Brooks stayed for mere weeks, only living here for a month after she was born, while the others lived in Kansas for years. Next week, on Wednesday, February 25, help close out Black History Month by joining HBW […]

Recap: Black Literary Suite—Wikipedia Edition

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[By Kenton Rambsy] The Project on the History of Black Writing teamed up with the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas to host its latest Black Literary Suite (BLS) from March 15- April 27. The most recent suite focused on Wikipedia and African American Literature. In the “100 Novels Project,” 49 of the novels have Wikipediapages. “The Black Literary […]

Report of Black Literary Suite: New York Edition

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[By Kenton Rambsy] On, Thursday, October 6, 2011, The Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW) presented showing of selections from the “100 Novels” project in the Memorial Union, Governor’s Room. Black Literary Suite: New York Edition was the third public exhibit sponsored by the HBW. This is a walk-through, multimedia exhibit, allowed visitors to use MP3 players to listen to commentaries and view […]

March 16 Black Literary Suite Report

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[By Kenton Rambsy] On March 16, the Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW) held its first showing of selections from the “100 Novels Project.” The 100 Novels Project explores and celebrates the political, social, cultural and historical significance of 100 works of black literature. The temporal scope of the works is wide ranging, spanning from the late 19th century to the 21st century. […]