Study African-American authors from the Midwest in LITE 240: African-American Literature this spring at KCC

A promotional slide for KCC's LITE 240: African-American Literature course.

Kellogg Community College’s LITE 240: African-American Literature course this spring will focus on black American voices from the Midwest, offering a survey of African-American literature from 1600 to the present.

Readings in the course next semester will include books, poems, plays and memoirs including works by:

  • James Baldwin
  • Octavia Butler
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Paul Lawrence Dunbar
  • Langston Hughes
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Toni Morrison
  • Booker T. Washington
  • August Wilson
  • And many more!

The class will also take a trip to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.

KCC’s three-credit LITE 240: African-American Literature course will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 17 on campus in Battle Creek.

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