Famous Black authors known throughout history for their fearlessness.

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
(Author)

04 April 1928

American

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
(Novelist)

02 August 1924

American

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)

23 February 1868

Ghanaian

Langston HughesLangston Hughes
(Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist)

01 February 1902

American

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

American

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
(Author)

09 February 1944

American

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

American

Alex HaleyAlex Haley
(Writer)

11 August 1921

American

August WilsonAugust Wilson
(American playwright)

27 April 1945

American

Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
(Writer)

07 October 1934

American

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

American

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
(Educator, Lawyer, Diplomat, Songwriter, Writer, Anthropologist, Poet and Activist)

17 June 1871

American

Claude McKayClaude McKay
(Writer)

15 September 1889

Jamaican,American

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
(Poet, Essayist, Educator)

04 August 1913

American

Richard WrightRichard Wright
(Author)

04 September 1908

American

Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
(American fiction writer)

22 June 1947

American

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
(Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter, Playwright, Human rights activist)

19 May 1930

American

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1943

American

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar
(Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

27 June 1872

American

Terry McMillanTerry McMillan
(American author)

18 October 1951

American

Countee CullenCountee Cullen
(American poet)

30 May 1903

Rita DoveRita Dove
(Poet, Writer)

28 August 1952

American

Ernest J. GainesErnest J. Gaines
(Author, Educator)

15 January 1933

American

William Wells BrownWilliam Wells Brown
(Writer, Historian, Novelist)

06 November 1814

American

W.E.B. Du BoisW.E.B. Du Bois
(Journalist, Educator, Civil Rights Activist)

1868 AD

American

Jessie FausetJessie Fauset
(Author, Editor, Poet, Educator, Journalist)

1882 AD

Charles ChesnuttCharles Chesnutt
(Author, Educator)

1858 AD

Gwendolyn BennettGwendolyn Bennett
(Author, Painter, Editor, Poet, Educator, Journalist)

1902 AD

Lucy Terry PrinceLucy Terry Prince
(Poet)
Wallace Henry ThurmanWallace Henry Thurman
(Author, Editor, Literary Critic, Playwright)

1902 AD

bell hooksbell hooks
(American author)

25 September 1952

American