Sunday, February 21, 2010

Readings for 2/23 and 2/25: Morrison and Ellison

Novelist, essayist, professor, and literary critic Toni Morrison (b. 1931)

On Tuesday, 2/23, we will finish Nella Larsen’s Passing—for more background on the literary movement popularly regarded as the “Harlem Renaissance,” please click on the link below to be directed to the online site PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide - An Ongoing Project, created by Dr. Paul P. Reuben.
I also asked you to read up to p. 58 of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. I will have handouts of the seminal Ellison essay, “The World and the Jug.” I am shifting the Audre Lorde selections to Tuesday, 3/16.


Tuesday, 2/23
Keyonna Hill: Booker T. Washington, "The Atlanta Compromise Speech" (1895)
Cecily Hillman: John H. Smyth, "The African in Africa and the African in America" (1895)

Thursday, 2/25
Pamela Hunter: Mary Church Terrell, "In Union There is Strength" (1897)
Quiana Warner: Alexander Crummell, "The Attitude of the American Mind..." (1898)
Teri Hills: Lucy Craft Laney, "The Burden of the Educated Colored Woman" (1899)

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