Virginia Hamilton on Liberation Literature

Author: Virginia Hamilton

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Black History Month is a time when all Americans honor the rich African American culture in our society. It was Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian, who began a weeklong celebration, called Negro History Week, in 1926 as a way to honor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. One of the best ways to celebrate is by reading books by and about African Americans. Virginia Hamilton's works are among the many books that call upon readers to think about slavery, freedom, and heritage. Thro…more

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