Maryemma Graham

Distinguished Professor of English
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Dr. Graham has published nine books, most recently the "Cambridge History of African American Literature" (2011) and a fourth book on the writer Margaret Walker. She is perhaps best known for her public humanities scholarship and programs on Langston Hughes (the 2002 Langston Hughes Centennial and International Symposium; the Langston Hughes National Poetry Project); Richard Wright (Richard Wright Circle; On-line Community for the Study of Richard Wright); and Toni Morrison (Language Matters Teaching Initiative) all funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Graham is the founder/director of the Project on the History of Black Writing, a documentary literary and archival project that sponsors professional development workshops and public humanities programs in the U.S. and abroad, and is devoted to the preservation and teaching of African-American literature and culture. She is currently completing "Margaret Walker's South" to be published in 2013.

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