Introduction to African American Literature (EN 227)

Professor Mason Stokes

Skidmore College, Department of English

"I had once tried to write, had once reveled in feeling, had let my crude imagination roam, but the impulse to dream had been slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing. It was not a matter of believing or disbelieving what I read, but of feeling something new, of being affected by something that made the look of the world different."

Richard Wright, Black Boy

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