From capturing rather hard to describe torments and hardships to racial abuse and violence, the famous Black authors have fearlessly raised the bar to become the voice for the voiceless. Not just for the minority but also for the nation, the Black authors have touched the sensitive nerve and explored stigmas, beauty, and even presented new ideas that have led to reformation and revolution. Black authors have inspired a whole generation to stand up for themselves, and have even bared their intimate life for the sake of becoming role models for the future generations. These famous Black authors not only stand as pillars of courage but have also received their due recognition for their prophetic genius and remarkable literary works. Some of these popular black authors like Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Yaa Gyasi, and James Baldwin are known for their eloquently poignant books that will stand as immortal for ages to come. From fictions to autobiographies, these famous Black authors will remain deserving of all fame and love for all eternity- keep reading and find out more about them!
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American

Langston HughesLangston Hughes
01 February 1902, American
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist
Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Alex HaleyAlex Haley
11 August 1921, American

August WilsonAugust Wilson
27 April 1945, American
American playwright
Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
07 October 1934, American

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
07 June 1917, American
Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889, Jamaican, American

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
04 August 1913, American
Poet, Essayist, Educator
Richard WrightRichard Wright
04 September 1908, American

Omarosa ManigaultOmarosa Manigault
15 February 1974, American
Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
22 June 1947, American
American fiction writer

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
19 May 1930, American
Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter,

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer
Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar
27 June 1872, American
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Sister SouljahSister Souljah
28 January 1963, American
Terry McMillanTerry McMillan
18 October 1951, American
American author

Countee CullenCountee Cullen
30 May 1903
American poet

Rita DoveRita Dove
28 August 1952, American
Poet, Writer

Nella LarsenNella Larsen
13 April 1891, American
Gabriel OkaraGabriel Okara
24 April 1921, Nigerian
Carla HaydenCarla Hayden
10 August 1952, American

William Wells BrownWilliam Wells Brown
06 November 1814, American
Writer, Historian, Novelist

Ernest J. GainesErnest J. Gaines
15 January 1933, American
Author, Educator

Mbongeni NgemaMbongeni Ngema
10 May 1955, South African
W.E.B. Du BoisW.E.B. Du Bois
1868 AD, American
Journalist, Educator, Civil Rights Activist

Lucy Terry PrinceLucy Terry
1730 AD

Wallace Henry ThurmanWallace Thurman
16 August 1902, American