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Literature by and about African Americans

Literature by and about African Americans


Crafts, Hannah. The Bondwoman’s Narrative. Warner Books: New York. 2002.
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man. Random House: New York. 1995.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. Harper Collins Publishing: New York. 1965.
Stockett, Kathryn. The Help. Penguin Group: New York. 2011.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Barnes and Noble Classics. 2004.
Morrison, Toni. Sula. Penguin Books: New York. 1973.
___. Song of Solomon. Vintage Books: New York. 2004.
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. Mariner Publishing. 2006.
West, Dorothy. The Living Is Easy. The Feminist Press at CUNY. 1995.


Baldwin, James. Notes of a Native Son. Beacon Press: Boston. 1983.
Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism Without Racists. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: Oxford. 2006.
Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters. Simon and Schuster Books: New York. 1988.
___. Pillar of Fire. Simon and Schuster Books: New York. 1998.
___. At Canaan’s Edge. Simon and Schuster Book: New York. 2006.
Dyson, Michael Eric. Debating Race. Basic Civitas Books: New York. 2007.
Gates, Henry Louis Jr. Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African-American History 1513–2008. Random House: New York. 2001.
Great Speeches by African-Americans. Dover Publications. 2006.
Hacker, Andrew. Two Nations: Black & White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal. Scribner Books: New York. 2002.
Hooks, Bell & Cornel West. Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. South End Press: Cambridge, MA. 1999.
King Jr., Martin Luther. Letter from Birmingham Jail. Harper Collins. 1994.
West, Cornel. Race Matters. Vintage Publishers: New York. 1994.
Woodson, Carter G. The Mis-Education of the Negro. Barnes and Noble Publishing. 2008.


Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House Books: New York. 2009.
Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Empire Books: North Carolina. 2011.
Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk Penguin Classics: New York. 1996.
Gates, Henry Louis Jr. Colored People. Vintage Books: New York. 1994.
Haley, Alex & Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Ballantine Books: New York. 1973.
Johnson, James Wheldon. Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. Dover Publishing: USA. 1995.
King Jr., Martin Luther. Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. Warner Books: New York. 1998.
Obama, Barack. Dreams from My Father. Crown Publishers: New York. 1995.
___. The Audacity of Hope. Random House Inc., New York. 2006.
Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery. CreateSpace. 2011.
Wright, Richard. Black Boy. Buccaneer Books. 2008.
Yetman, Norman R. Voices from Slavery: 100 Authentic Slave Narratives. Dover Publications: New York, 2000.

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