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A newly published book, African American Writers and the Classical Tradition by William W. Cook and James Tatum is the focus of this exhibit. The book makes a connection between African American writers and the classical writers of Greece and Rome. These authors include Phyllis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois and several others.
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Thanks to Dr. Rob Ulery for this idea!