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African-American Literature Guide

Using This Guide

This Research Guide is intended to provide assistance for Students studying African-American Literature. The SJR State College Library has specific resources available for the study of Literature. Explore the content of the tabs along the left side of the guide to learn which resources to access, as well as how to work with them.

“Look at what's happening in this world. Every day there's something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that's going on, how could I stop?”  -- Gwendolyn Brooks

“America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description.”  -- Ralph Ellison

“Time's passage through the memory is like molten glass that can be opaque or crystallize at any given moment at will: a thousand days are melted into one conversation, one glance, one hurt, and one hurt can be shattered and sprinkled over a thousand.”  -- Gloria Naylor

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