From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Baker, Houston A., Jr.

(born: 1943) 

Houston Baker, born in Louisville, KY, is a distinguished essayist, poet, and activist-scholar. Baker is a graduate of Howard University and the University of California-Los Angeles. He has received numerous awards, including the 2003 J. B. Hubell Award for lifetime achievement in the study and teaching of American Literature. Author of more than 20 books and many, many more articles, he has been editor of Black Literature in America and editor of the journal American Literature. For more see Houston Baker in the video Roots and First Fruit; The African American Almanac, and Directory of American Scholars.


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NKAA Source: Black literature in America
NKAA Source: American literature; a journal of literary history, criticism and bibliography (periodical)
NKAA Source: Roots and first fruits (video)
NKAA Source: African American almanac (triennial)
NKAA Source: Directory of American scholars (annual)

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