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        A Black Writer in the South | American Masters: Alice Walker

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        A Fierce Green Fire

        Segments from A Fierce Green Fire are courtesy of Mark Kitchell, Director. 

        Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

        Special thanks to Shaheen Haq and Pratibha Parmar, Kali Films, for permission to use excerpts from their film.

        Arthur Miller: None Without Sin

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        August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

        Mill Hand's Lunch Bucket by Romare Bearden is: © Romare Bearden Foundation Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

        Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

        Special thanks to Elizabeth Partridge for permission to use excerpts from her book Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, and to Corinne Rose, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago (MoCP), for permission to use excerpts from her curriculum on “Dorothea Lange and the Documentary Tradition.”

        Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea

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        Portrait of Picasso © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015

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        Mont Sainte-Victoire, Paul Cézanne, Philadelphia Museum of Art: Bequest of Mrs. Helen Tyson Madeira, 1977

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        Excerpt from Scout, Atticus, and Boo by Mary Murphy published compliments of Mary Murphy and Harper Perennial. Thanks to Mary Murphy for permission to use excerpts from her film.

        Novel Reflections on the American Dream

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        Ralph Ellison, An American Journey

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        Willa Cather: The Road is All

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        Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

        John E. Allen

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