Slave NarrativesEdit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings Equiano, Olaudah 1789 432
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Jacobs, Harriet 1861 176
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Douglass, Frederick 1845 188
Narrative of Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth 1850 288

Reconstruction EraEdit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
The Souls of Black Folk DuBois, William E. B. 1903 116
Up From Slavery Washington, Booker T. 1901 272
The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1913 396
The Works of William Wells Brown Using His "Strong, Manly Voice" Brown, William W. 1880 528

The Harlem RenaissanceEdit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
Not Without Laughter Hughes, Langston 1930 224
Cane Toomer, Jean 1923 144
Black no More Schuyler, George S. 1931 196
Their Eyes Were Watching God Hurston, Zora Neale 1937 256
Home to Harlem McKay, Claude 1928 360
Quicksand/Passing Larsen, Nella 1929 188
The Walls of Jericho Fisher, Rudolph 1928 328
The Blacker the Berry Thurman, Wallace 1929 160

The Civil Rights EraEdit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
Go Tell it on the Mountain Baldwin, James 1953 272
Native Son Wright, Richard 1940 213
Invisible Man Ellison, Ralph 1952 581
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X 1965 544
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Angelou, Maya 1969 304
Selected Poems Brooks, Gwendolyn 1963 176
If He Hollers Let Him Go Himes, Chester 1945 224
A Raisin in the Sun Hansberry, Lorraine 1959 160


Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
Dreams From My Father Obama, Barack 1995 453
Beneath the Underdog Mingus, Charles 1971 384
The Color Purple Walker, Alice 1982 304
Beloved Morrison, Toni 1987 360
Killing Johnny Fry Mosley, Walter 2006 288
Roots: The Saga of an American Family Haley, Alex 1976 912
Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems Baraka, Amiri 2003 82
Waiting to Exhale McMillan, Terry 1992 448
The Women of Brewster Place Naylor, Gloria 1982 192
Mumbo Jumbo Reed, Ishamel 1972 224
The Known World Jones, Edward P. 2003 400
Kindred Butler, Octavia 1979 264

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