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List of Best African American Writers

This is a ranking list of african american writers. Only top dozen Best African American Writers, according to different criteria, are presented. The ranking is in particular based on the number of occurences of each african american writer in web pages, news, pictures and people votes in corresponding context.

Overall popularity

1. 1879Barack Obama
2. 1714Martin Luther King, Jr.
3. 880Frederick Douglass
4. 515Jesse Jackson
5. 474Booker T. Washington
6. 322Zora Neale Hurston
7. 224Richard Wright
8. 223Langston Hughes
9. 197Maya Angelou
10. 152Margaret Walker
11. 142Virginia Hamilton
12. 135Toni Morrison

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Popularity on the Web

188337Barack Obama
63328Martin Luther King, Jr.
36425Jesse Jackson
33700Malcolm X
24746Langston Hughes
23963Frederick Douglass
22238Toni Morrison
20987Bill Cosby
18858Maya Angelou
15762Alice Walker
15574James Baldwin
15520Zora Neale Hurston

Popularity in the news

953Barack Obama
190Jesse Jackson
133Martin Luther King, Jr.
23Maya Angelou
21Frederick Douglass
9Malcolm X
8Alex Haley
6Richard Wright
5Alice Walker
5Booker T. Washington
4James Baldwin

Popularity in pictures

108Langston Hughes
78Margaret Walker
77Tayari Jones
65Barack Obama
53Zora Neale Hurston
49Frederick Douglass
48Martin Luther King, Jr.
48Booker T. Washington
45Virginia Hamilton
34Malcolm X
30Alice Walker
28Amiri Baraka

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