Black Literary Giants: Dumas and Pushkin

Pushkin exam at lyceum, given to those that espouse excellence in the Russian language

Before Richard Wright and James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison and other African American writers of the 20th century, there were black writers of distinction of which any race would be proud. Chief among them were Alexander Dumas (1802-1870) and Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837). Both men were the progeny of black generals that displayed extraordinary prowess and ingenuity on the battlefield. General…