And the Beat Goes On….New Direction on the HBW Blog

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[By Kenton Rambsy] On February 22, 2011, I founded the HBW blog in the attempt to fill a void—that void being a no central online resource dedicated to writing about African American novels and its history. Two years later, with nearly 300 entries and over 200,000 hits, the blog has grown and serves as an online representation of the Project on the History of Black […]

Blogging About African American Literature—Various Topics related to Black Novels and Autobiographies

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♦100 Novels: Trend Analyses Project—February 22, 2011 ♦The Great Migration—March 1, 2011 ♦Men and Migration—Revisited—March 15, 2011 ♦Black Men, Education, and Political Activism—March 29, 2011 ♦Literary Traditions: Education and Political Activism—April 5, 2011 ♦Black Men and Informal Educational Networks—April 12, 2011 ♦Education and Revolution: Reading the novels of Sutton E.Griggs and Toni Morrison—April 19, 2011 ♦How Richard Wright’s Mother and Grandmother Taught him to Revere […]

African American Literary History—Timelines and Resources

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♦The Evolution of Novel Covers—December 1, 2011 ♦The Growing Importance of Authors Awarded Fellowships—December 2, 2011 ♦49 African American Novels on Wikipedia—December 5, 2011 ♦The Growing Importance of Formal Education—December 6, 2011 ♦The Prominence of NYC, Chicago, and California—December 7,2011 ♦The Significance of Novel Time Period—December 8, 2011 ♦Black Literary Images (1)—March 18, 2013 ♦Literary Vantage Points: Multiple Perspectives of James Baldwin—May 2, 2011 ♦Literary […]

Digital Humanities

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♦Mixtapes, Digital Humanities, and Black Studies—October 17,2012 ♦Black Studies and Digital Humanities: A Growing List of Online Resources—October 18, 2012 ♦Text Mining: Two Short Stories By Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright—November 12, 2012 ♦Access Stunts Digital Studies in Black Literature—October 15, 2012 ♦Digital Humanities: Blogging About Black Culture—September 26, 2011 ♦Digital Perspective—March 28, 2011

Various Entries on Black Literature and Rap Genius

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♦Rap Genius and Black Literature—March 25, 2013 ♦7 Ways that Rap Genius Assists Digital African American Literary Scholarship—April 2, 2013 ♦Follow Up: 7 Links That Demonstrate Rap Genius’s Connection To Digital African American Literary Scholarship—April 3, 2013 ♦Jay-Z, Zora Neale Hurston, and Rap Genius: African American Expressive Culture and “Swag”—April 15, 2013 ♦What Literary Scholars Can Learn from Rap Genius—October 16,2012