A Few Women’s History Month Facts to Share with Your Networks

Women’s History Month can be a great way to inform and connect with your social following. Here are a few facts about some famous black authors your followers might appreciate in an update and/or meme. 

Ann Petry’s 1946 debut novel The Street became the first novel by an African-American woman to sell more than a million copies.

Zora Neale Hurston conducted anthropological and ethnographic research while a student at Barnard College and Columbia University, and that research is catalogued with the Library of Congress. 

Gwendolyn Brooks  won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen,[1] making her the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize.

Dorothy West wrote two novels 45 years apart. The second novel, The Wedding, was produced as a TV movie by Oprah Winfrey. 

Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, making her the first black woman of any nationality to win the prize in literature. 

You’re not limited to these authors, there are many others. Find information your following will find interesting as well as inspiring. 

 

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