From the HBW Archives: The Works of John A. Williams, Novelist and Journalist

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[by Meredith Wiggins] Last year, HBW inaugurated the GEMS Project, an initiative designed to bring renewed critical interest to older, living African American authors who have received less scholarly attention in recent years than their works should merit.  The subject of HBW’s current GEMS Project is journalist and novelist John A. Williams.  We’re collaborating with Williams’s family to produce a tribute video that will feature […]

From the HBW Archives: Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940), On the Page and On the Screen

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[By Meredith Wiggins] Here at the HBW offices, we’re working through the much-needed process of taking a complete re-inventory of our large collections of novels, plays, books of poetry, pamphlets, critical works, and other assorted African American cultural productions. It’s a fairly massive undertaking, but it’s led to some fantastic (re-)discoveries–especially for me, since I’m still fairly new to staff and haven’t had much of […]