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The purpose of this assignment is to:

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• Highlight African American literary figures who have influenced African American life and culture. 

• Introduce students to the use of reliable reference sources.

• Foster critical thinking skills as students review one another’s work.

• Encourage interaction among students as they review and edit one another’s work.

Instructions for Creating a Page (Module/Week 4)

For the first part of this assignment, you will choose a person from the list provided, use reliable reference sources to compile a short biographical sketch (2 paragraphs) for that person, and post your work to the Biographical Wiki. You need to address the background of the author, his/her contributions to the field of literature and his/her influence on African American culture.

Step 1: Choose a person from the list below and create a page in the Biographical Wiki. Check to make sure the person you selected has not already been posted to the wiki by another student.

The two people will be Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes!