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African American Writers: Classic Writers

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Frederick Douglass, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Douglass#/media/File:Frederick_Douglas_NYHS_c1866.jpg

David Walker,  http://uscivilliberties.org/biography/4679-walker-david-1795-6-71830.html

Harriet Jacobs, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harriet_Jacobs.jpg

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mrs._F._E._W._Harper,_Author_and_Lecturer,_Philadelphia,_Pa.jpg

Claude McKay, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_McKay.jpg

Nella Larson, http://brbl-archive.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/cvvpw/gallery/larsen.html

Langston Hughes, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes#/media/File:Langston_Hughes_1936.jpg

Richard Wright, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Wright.jpg

Ralph Ellison, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ralph_Ellison_photo_portrait_seated.jpg

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Phillis Wheatley, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phillis_Wheatley_frontispiece_(cropped),_1834.jpg

Martin Delany,  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Delany.jpg

William Wells Brown,  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Wells_Brown.jpg

James Weldon Johnson, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Weldon_Johnson,_half-length_portrait_at_desk_with_telephone_LCCN95518635.jpg

Zora Neale Hurston, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Zora_Neale_Hurston#/media/File:Portrait_of_Zora_Neale_Hurston_LCCN2004663047.jpg

Jean Toomer, https://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Jean+Toomer

Countee Cullen, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Countee_Cullen#/media/File:Counteecullen.jpg

Robert Hayden, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2017/05/religion-politics-explores-robert-haydens-legacy

Gwendolyn Brooks, https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/05/29/530081834/remembering-the-great-poet-gwendolyn-brooks-at-100