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Social Consciousness in Black Literature

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Social Consciousness in Black Literature

Social Consciousness in Black Literature

Social Consciousness in Black Literature

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News & Notes' series on the black literary imagination continues with a look at socially conscious writing.

Colin Channer, author and professor of creative writing at Medgar Evers College; Ishmael Reed, author, jazz musician and professor emeritus at U.C. Berkeley; and National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Thomas talk about infusing the written word with issues of politics and social justice.