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Women authors, Black

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ntozake Shange Papers

Identifier: BC20-29

Ntozake Shange (1948-2018, BC ‘70) was an American playwright and poet. The Ntozake Shange Papers include manuscripts and drafts of works; correspondence; diaries and agendas; clippings, programs, and ephemera; teaching documents; personal and professional photographs; awards, memorabilia, and personal effects; and texts, music, and other works by others collected by Shange.

Dates: 1913-2022; Majority of material found within 1970-2018

Quandra Prettyman papers

Identifier: BC20-58
Abstract “This is a working syllabus, not a strait jacket.”Quandra Prettyman was a professor and writer who pioneered Black literary courses in the United States. Described as a “Champion of Black Women’s Literature,” she made waves as Barnard’s first full-time Black faculty member. Her commitment to disseminating knowledge about Black literature and the advancement of students’ academic abilities and ventures is highlighted throughout the materials present in this collection. She began...
Dates: 1958-2019, undated