Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Remembering Gloria Naylor on Her Birthday

On this day in 1950, award-winning author Gloria Naylor was born in New York City. Here at HBW we continue to celebrate her life, memory, and contributions to Black writing. Here's a starter Gloria Naylor source list for you.

Conversations and Critical Concepts
A Conversation: Naylor, Gloria and Morrison, Toni. The Southern Review 21.3. (Jul 1, 1985): 567.

A Tribute to Gloria Naylor: Teacher of Black Feminism

Ashford, Tomeiko R. Gloria Naylor on Black Spirituality: An InterviewMELUS. Vol. 30, No. 4, Home: Forged or Forged? (Winter, 2005), pp. 73-87.

Cox, Karen Castellucci. Magic and Memory in the Contemporary Story Cycle: Gloria Naylor and Louise Erdrich. College English. Vol. 60, No. 2 (Feb., 1998), pp. 150-172

Donlon, Jocelyn Hazelwood. Hearing Is Believing: Southern Racial Communities and Strategies of Story-Listening in Gloria Naylor and Lee Smith. Twentieth Century Literature. Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring, 1995), pp. 16-35.

Linden Hills (1985)
Mama Day (1988)
1996 (2005)

Monday, January 16, 2017

From the HBW Archives: "Lest We Forget" | MLK Day 2017

Today and everyday we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You can explore more resources at the King Center digital archives.

This poster was gifted to HBW by photojournalist Ernest Withers of his historic photographs of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement. Please explore more of his life and legacy at the Panopticon Gallery.

"Black is Beautiful"
Courtesy of Phil Michael

"What's in Your Life's Blueprint?" (1967)
Courtesy of Beacon Press

"I've Been to the Mountaintop" (1968)
Courtesy of Matthew Siegfried