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

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Langston HughesLangston Hughes
01 February 1902, American
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

Alex HaleyAlex Haley
11 August 1921, American
Writer
August WilsonAugust Wilson
27 April 1945, American
American playwright

Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
07 October 1934, American
Writer
James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American
Author

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
07 June 1917, American
Poet

Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889, Jamaican, American
Writer

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
04 August 1913, American
Poet, Essayist, Educator

Richard WrightRichard Wright
04 September 1908, American
Author
Omarosa ManigaultOmarosa Manigault
15 February 1974, American
Writers

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

Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
22 June 1947, American
American fiction writer

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer
Sister SouljahSister Souljah
28 January 1964, American
Writer

Terry McMillanTerry McMillan
18 October 1951, American
American author
Rita DoveRita Dove
28 August 1952, American
Poet, Writer

Countee CullenCountee Cullen
30 May 1903
American poet

Carla HaydenCarla Hayden
10 August 1952, American
Librarian
Nella LarsenNella Larsen
13 April 1891, American
Author

Edna LewisEdna Lewis
13 April 1916, Cental African, American
Chef
William Wells BrownWilliam Wells Brown
06 November 1814, American
Writer, Historian, Novelist

John Edgar WidemanJohn Edgar Wideman
14 June 1941, American
Author

Gabriel OkaraGabriel Okara
24 April 1921, Nigerian
Poet
Mbongeni NgemaMbongeni Ngema
10 May 1955, South African
Novelist

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Ernest J. GainesErnest J. Gaines
15 January 1933, American
Author, Educator
Efua SutherlandEfua Sutherland
27 June 1924, Ghanaian
Playwright

Virginia HamiltonVirginia Hamilton
12 March 1936, American
Author

Gani FawehinmiGani Fawehinmi
22 April 1938, Nigerian
Author

Francis BebeyFrancis Bebey
15 July 1929, Cameroonian
Writer
Ola RotimiOla Rotimi
13 April 1938, Nigerian
Playwright
Camara LayeCamara Laye
01 January 1928, Papua New Guinean
Author

Ayi Kwei ArmahAyi Kwei Armah
28 October 1939, Ghanaian
Writer

Dany LaferrièreDany Laferrière
13 April 1953, Canadian, Haitian
Novelist

Christopher OkigboChristopher Okigbo
16 August 1932, Nigerian
Poet
Rosa GuyRosa Guy
01 September 1922, Trinidadian, American
Writer

W.E.B. Du BoisW.E.B. Du Bois
1868 AD, American
Journalist, Educator, Civil Rights Activist

Paule MarshallPaule Marshall
09 April 1929, American
Writer

Dambudzo MarecheraDambudzo Marechera
04 June 1952, Zimbabwean
Novelist

Flora NwapaFlora Nwapa
13 January 1931, Nigerian
Author
Bernard Binlin DadiéBernard Binlin Dadié
10 January 1916, South African
Novelist

Lewis NkosiLewis Nkosi
05 December 1936, South African
Author
Lucy Terry PrinceLucy Terry
1730 AD
Poet

Wallace Henry ThurmanWallace Thurman
16 August 1902, American
Novelist