I Am Black America

By Ramona L. Hyman

Poetry | Paperback, eBook


"I Am Black America" answers the question of who I am for all Black Americans. It is a "... testimony, a magnum opus of how it means to be Black-American in the Deep South... It is a rite of passage for everyone, no matter their race or creed." There are many educational lessons in "I Am Black America" from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to the death of Viola Liuzzo. It is poetry at its best.




Dr. Ramona L. Hyman is a writer, speaker and professor “whose words are powerful memories for us to walk in the 21st century,” says Sonia Sanchez. Dr. Hyman’s creative, speaking and research interests rests in the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, poetry, and the Healing Poetic in African American Thought. She earned her PhD from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She is the founder of the African American Healers Conference. Dr. Hyman has served as a speaker for the Alabama Humanities Foundation and a poet in resident for the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Huntsville Arts Council. She has been the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers’ grant. Dr. Hyman, moreover, has served as an adjudicator for Faculty Research Awards for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C. She has served as the chair for the committee on Creative Writing for the College Language Association and an Associate Professor of English at Oakwood University. Dr. Hyman's literary work has been included in journals and anthologies such as Message, African American Review, African American Pulpit, College Language Association Journal, Obsidian, and Callaloo. She has been anthologized in Amiri and Amina Baraka's An Anthology of African American Women Writers (Marrow Press). She is the author of two collections of poetry, In the Sanctuary of a South and I Am Black America. Dr. Hyman work has been cited in texts such as Wardi, Anissa Janine Death and the Arc of Mourning in African American Literature. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003); Jordan, Casper Lero. A Bibliographical Guide to African-American Women Writers (New York: Greenwood Press, 1993) “Poet, Performance Artist, Writer: Ramona Hyman.” Focus: The Andrews University Magazine. (Fall 1993): 29; Keys, Mindy. “Ramona and Rosa.” Huntsville Times. 20 February 1992: C 1, 3. Dr. Hyman is listed on the Great Black Speakers Bureau’s roster of speakers. Her speaking topics include: “Montgomery 55 on My Mind: Success Lessons from the Boycott,” and “Failure Is Not Your Name.” Hyman is also available for teacher workshops on the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Teaching Students How to Develop Research Paper Projects.


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Dr. Ramona L. Hyman is a writer, speaker and professor “whose words are powerful memories for us to walk in the 21st century,” says Sonia Sanchez. Dr. Hyman’s creative, speaking and research interests rests in the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, poetry, and the Healing Poetic in African American Thought. She earned her PhD from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She is the founder of ...


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Dr. Hyman to Speak at the Huntsville Madison County Library

8 May

Dr. Hyman will speak at the Huntsville-Madison County Library on May 24, 2017, @ 6:00 PM.


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