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Lucille Clifton
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The Black BC's

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A poem for each letter of the alphabet introduces brief discussions of the contributions of black people to American history and culture.
Unknown Binding, 45 pages
Published December 31st 1970 by Dutton Books (first published 1970)
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Debra
Apr 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
The book is slightly dated; there is a reference to a "yellow" race, which is not a phrase that we would use today in the United States. However, the "dated" aspect makes this an important historical document of the racial climate of the late 1960s/early 1970s. At a time when African Americans were fighting for their freedom, Black writers were ensuring that their (our; I am biracial) people were represented in literature, including children's books.

Perhaps it is time for a more-updated version
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Lucille Clifton was an American poet, writer, and educator from New York. Common topics in her poetry include the celebration of her African American heritage, and feminist themes, with particular emphasis on the female body.

She was the first person in her family to finish high school and attend college. She started Howard University on scholarship as a drama major but lost the scholarship two yea
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