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365 Black History Authors

Highlighting authors born in the month of May

These are the famous Black writers who have fearlessly studied cultural stigmas, provided intimate life details, presented new ideas and created impressive fiction through literary works. For their prophetic genius, these men and women have earned Pulitzer Prizes, NAACP awards and even Nobel Prizes, among other honors and their works will be highlighted on their birth months.

  Sterling Brown   Louise Meriwether    Eloise Greenfield    Lorraine Hansberry   Jamaica Kincaid   Malcolm X