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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Alex Haley
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All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community
All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community
by Carol B Stack
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"This landmark study debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized. Here is the chronicle of a young white womans sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto comm"... (read more)

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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
by Alex Kotlowitz
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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
by James Mcbride
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The New York Times bestselling story from the author of The Good Lord Bird, 2013 National Book Award Finalist in Fiction. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for... (read more)

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The Souls of Black Folk (Barnes & Noble Classics)
The Souls of Black Folk (Barnes & Noble Classics)
by W E B Du Bois
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The Souls of Black Folk, by W. E. B. Du Bois, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of... (read more)

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Invisible Man
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
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Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.  A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book... (read more)

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Cane
Cane
by Jean Toomer
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A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance, Cane is a powerful work of innovative fiction evoking black life in the South. The sketches, poems, and stories of black rural and urban life that make up Cane are rich in imagery. Visions of smoke... (read more)

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The Souls of Black Folk (Penguin Classics)
The Souls of Black Folk (Penguin Classics)
by W E B Du Bois
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Du Bois' 1903 collection of essays is a thoughtful, articulate exploration of the moral and intellectual issues surrounding the perception of blacks within American society.... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)
by Frederick Douglass
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In addition to its far-reaching impact on the antislavery movement in the United States and abroad, Douglass's fugitive slave narrative won recognition for its literary excellence, which has since earned it a place among the classics of nineteenth... (read more)

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The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
by Stephen B Oates
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The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831, and the savage reprisals that followed, shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into... (read more)

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Why We Can't Wait (Signet Classics)
Why We Can't Wait (Signet Classics)
by Martin Luther Jr King
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Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963 “Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, ‘Wait.’ But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your... (read more)

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Black Like Me
Black Like Me
by John Howard Griffin
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The author tells of his experiences after he darkened his skin and traveled through the South in order to find out how it feels to be black.... (read more)

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Souls of Black Folk (94 Edition)
Souls of Black Folk (94 Edition)
by W. E. B. Dubois
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This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays... (read more)

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The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches
The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches
by Malcolm X
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Malcolm X gave black Americans not only their consciousness, but their history, their dignity, and a new pride. No single individual can claim a more important responsibility for a sociological and historical leap forward such as the one sparked in... (read more)

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The Souls of Black Folk (Bantam Classics)
The Souls of Black Folk (Bantam Classics)
by W E B Dubois
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"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line." Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk, one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature. In this eloquent collection of essays, first... (read more)

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On Jordan's Stormy Banks: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Georgia (Real Voices, Real History Series)
On Jordan's Stormy Banks: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Georgia (Real Voices, Real History Series)
by Andrew Waters
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The idea of interviewing slaves about their experiences dates to the 1760s, when abolitionists first began to publish slave narratives as a way to educate the public to the horrors of slavery. From 1929 to 1932, the social sciences department at Fisk... (read more)

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Coming of Age in Mississippi
Coming of Age in Mississippi
by Anne Moody
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Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story—the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the... (read more)

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Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Vintage Classics)
Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Vintage Classics)
by Margaret Washington
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Narrative of Sojourner Truth is one of the most important documents of slavery ever written, as well as being a partial autobiography of the woman who became a pioneer in the struggles for racial and sexual equality. With an eloquence that resonates more... (read more)

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The Last Year of Malcom X: The Evolution of a Revolutionary
The Last Year of Malcom X: The Evolution of a Revolutionary
by George Breitman
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Malcolm X's political evolution after he left the Nation Of Islam. Analyzes the conflicts that resulted in Malcolm's being driven out of the Nation, his views on how to combat anti-Black discrimination, and how, as he put it, to "internationalize" the... (read more)

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My Folks Don't Want Me To Talk About Slavery (84 Edition)
My Folks Don't Want Me To Talk About Slavery (84 Edition)
by Belinda Hurmence
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The idea of interviewing slaves about their experiences dates to the 1760s, when abolitionists first began to publish slave narratives as a way to educate the public to the horrors of slavery. From 1929 to 1932, the social sciences department at Fisk... (read more)

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