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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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"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": And Other Conversations about Race
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": And Other Conversations about Race
by Beverly Tatum
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Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black youth seated together in the cafeteria. Of course, it's not just the black kids sitting together-the white, Latino, Asian Pacific, and, in some regions, American Indian youth are clustered... (read more)

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A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ernest J Gaines
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Alex Haley
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X
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The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
by W E B Du Bois
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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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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
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One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the... (read more)

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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Barnes & Noble C: An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics)
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Barnes & Noble C: An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics)
by Frederick Douglass
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Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass, 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... (read more)

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Three African-American Classics: Up from Slavery, the Souls of Black Folk and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Three African-American Classics: Up from Slavery, the Souls of Black Folk and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
by Booker T Washington
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This essential collection comprises a trio of the most influential African-American writings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exploring such themes as slavery and its abolition, the struggle for equality, and the impassioned rise from... (read more)

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The Devil and Dave Chappelle: And Other Essays
The Devil and Dave Chappelle: And Other Essays
by William Cobb
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An unflinching collection of essays that takes on the subjects of Biggie Smalls, Three 6 Mafia, The King Family, and what it takes to be black at the turn of the twenty-first century.... (read more)

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My Bondage and My Freedom (Black Rediscovery)
My Bondage and My Freedom (Black Rediscovery)
by Frederick Douglass
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"I have never placed my opposition to slavery on a basis so narrow as my own enslavement, but rather upon the indestructible and unchangeable laws of human nature, every one of which is perpetually and flagrantly violated by the slave system." —... (read more)

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Fist Stick Knife Gun
Fist Stick Knife Gun
by Geoffrey Canada
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A new edition, including the story of the founding of the Harlem Children’s Zone   Long before the avalanche of praise for his work—from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack Obama—long before he became... (read more)

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Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
by Peniel E Joseph
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The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s is now remembered as a distant, sepia-toned campaign, whose achievements and idealism were soon eclipsed by angry, confrontational Black Power activists. However, far from marking the end of an era, as... (read more)

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Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored
Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored
by Clifton L Taulbert
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"A bittersweet story about love, community, and family—and the difference they made in the life of one young man."—The New York Times Book Review.... (read more)

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Brotherman
Brotherman
by Herb Boyd
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"[AN] OUTSTANDING COLLECTION... The powerful opening excerpt by Frederick Douglass evokes his boyhood as a slave, and the collection closes with an eloquent discussion of the race problem today by Cornel West. A distinguished addition to black... (read more)

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Soul on Ice
Soul on Ice
by Eldridge Cleaver
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The now-classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience. By turns shocking and lyrical, unblinking and raw, the searingly honest memoirs of Eldridge Cleaver are a... (read more)

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I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
by Jackie Robinson
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The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All Seasons Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier,... (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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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Twentieth-Century Classics)
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Twentieth-Century Classics)
by James Weldo Johnson
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First published anonymously in 1912, The Autobiography of an Ex- Colored Manhas electrified readers ever since with its stark portrayal of the color line in America and its daring modernist style. Now The Library of America presents an annotated... (read more)

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Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr
Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr
by Martin Luther King
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Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King's... (read more)

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