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Keynote address delivered on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Jay I. Kislak Symposium, Black Women Writing Across Genres in the Late 20th Century. The symposium was held in conjunction with the exhibition Writing Across Genres: African American Women Writers in the Joanna Banks Collection. Symposium speakers addressed the flourishing of Black women writers as a cultural force in late twentieth century America.

This online publication honors the memory of Professor Cheryl A. Wall, who passed away April 4, 2020.


Professor Cheryl A. Wall reviews the histories of African American book collectors in America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She locates Joanna Banks's own work documenting the creativity and productivity of Black women writers within that tradition.


African American Women Writers, Book collectors and collecting



Date Posted: 19 June 2020