Kojo speaks with African Americans who have distinguised themselves in the literary and theatrical arts. They may not yet be household names, but many observers and critics have identified them as being on the verge of greatness.


  • Toi Derricotte Delta Sigma Theta Endowed Chair Professor at Xavier University
  • Yusef Komunyakaa Prof. of Creative Writing at Princeton University and winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • David Mills Script and screenwriter, former Washington Post and Washington Times journalist
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