Friday, March 13, 2015
ICYMI: This Week in Black Writing (3/6-3/12)
- Hoke Glover pondered poetry's artistic segregation and the role of Black institutions.
- Jerry W. Ward, Jr., considered how Margaret Walker's biography of Richard Wright, Daemonic Genius, revealed Walker's genius, as well.
- John Lewis, representative of Georgia's District 5, took part in the original march in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. He was back in Selma for the march's 50th anniversary, live-tweeting his experience for #Selma50.
- After MSNBC's Morning Joe blamed SAE members' racist chant on rap music, Black Twitter created #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery.
- Rebecca Gross interviewed Toni Morrison about the importance of taking artistic risks, even when those risks may fail.
- Inspired by #BlackOutDay on Twitter and Tumblr, Kelly Jensen spotlights three YA novels whose cover art features black characters.