Black History Month: Highlighting Influential Black Female Writers

Throughout America’s history, Black female writers have represented a rich and diverse body of literature. The narratives they’ve added to American storytelling have shifted perspectives and created new dialogues around race, culture, politics, religion, and sociology, where in many cases, their work has gone as far as changing policies, practices, and cultural norms. To celebrate some of the accomplishments of these great authors, the ERA Coalition wants to highlight some of the most prominent Black female journalists, poets, and novelists — both in history and today!