We Speak for Everybody (followed by Q & A)

Crouch, Stanley
January 1999
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p117
The article presents a panel discussion on the identity of African Americans and African American writers with panelists Keith Gilyard, Kelvin Christopher James, Marita Golden and Stanley Crouch. Crouch asserts that there should be less consideration of the racial composition of people who participated in historical events. James followed up on Crouch's views by arguing against the use of labels to characterize people. Meanwhile, Golden explains the role of the civil rights movement in promoting women's rights.


Related Articles

  • The Word: Black Writers Talk About the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing.  // Publishers Weekly;10/18/2010, Vol. 257 Issue 41, p34 

    The article reviews the book "The Word: Black Writers Talk About the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing," edited by Marita Golden.

  • The New Intellectuals. Boynton, Robert S. // Atlantic;Mar1995, Vol. 275 Issue 3, p53 

    The article discusses this history of public intellectuals in American life and argues that a group of African American writers and thinkers have emerged to fill the space left by the "Partisan Review." The new generation of intellectuals include authors Cornel West and Toni Morrison,...

  • Golden, Marita.  // Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction;2005, p110 

    An encyclopedia entry for essayist and novelist Marita Golden is presented. Golden has established herself as a prolific figure on the contemporary African American literary scene. She founded the Zora Neale Hurston/Richards Wright Foundation that awards prizes to fiction writers of African...

  • Literary light from the dark room. Griffith, M.W. // American Visions;Oct90, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p26 

    Traces the formation and growth of the Dark Room Collective, a group of African-American creative writers in Boston, formed in March 1989 to bring generations of black artists together.

  • The Persistent Allure of Universality: African-American Authors of White Life Novels, 1845-1945. Fikes Jr., Robert // Western Journal of Black Studies;Winter97, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p225 

    Examines why African American authors penned novels which did not have lead characters, or any characters, who were African Americans between 1890 and 1945. List of reasons which contributed to the phenomenon; Background information on several African American writers.

  • 5 Favorite African-American Authors.  // Scholastic Action;02/12/2001, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p15 

    Presents information on several Afro-American authors.

  • Great Black Hopes. Angaza, Maitefa // Black Issues Book Review;Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p40 

    Profiles several young African-American literary writers. Edwidge Danticant; Colson Whitehead; Tananarive Due.

  • The year of the black author.  // Black Enterprise;Feb95, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p116 

    Announces that the boom in African-American literature has meant more opportunities for a number of new faces; What this has meant for writers; What books being published now represent.

  • Reading ahead. Eady, Cornelius // New Yorker;06/24/96-7/01/96, Vol. 72 Issue 17, p132 

    Features the Afro-American group of poets called the Dark Room Collective. Founding of the group in 1987; Invitation of older writers; Body of work amassed by the group; Awards won; Spread of the group's influence.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics