College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Lavonda Kay Broadnax

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Lavonda Kay Broadnax’s primary research interest is the diverse set of literature written by African American women who lived during the U.S. Civil War. Her initial compilation, of the online version of these works, was the catalyst for her to win the Zora Neale Hurston Award. This award is given by the American Library Association for leadership in promoting African-American literature. The compilation has been expanded and now resides on the Library of Congress website @ African American Women Authors of the Civil War Era: A Resource Guide. Ms. Broadnax earned her B.A. from Oberlin College and her M.S.L.S. from Case Western Reserve University.

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