- Gene Seymour: 2015 was a tough year for race relations in America but a great year for African-American literature
- He says books from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Margo Jefferson, Elizabeth Alexander, Tracy K. Smith and others follow path of greater enlightenment
Gene Seymour is a film critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer.
(CNN)It was a terrible year for race relations in America. It was a glorious year for African-American literature.