Great Documents in Black American History



Great Documents in Black American History

This edition

"Great Documents in Black American History." Ed. George Ducas with Charles Van Doren. Intro. C. Eric Lincoln. New York: Praeger, 1970.

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Table of contents

● C. Eric Lincoln / Introduction
● John Woolman / Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes
● Thomas Jefferson / Notes on the State of Virginia
● Benjamin Banneker / Letter from Benjamin Banneker to the Secretary of State with His Answer
● "Othello" / Essay on Negro Slavery
● Gustavus Vassa / The Life of Olaudah Equiano, the African
● James Forten (and Russell Perrott?) / An Address to the Inhabitants of Philadelphia Against the Colonization Society
● David Walker / Appeal, in Four Articles, Together with a Preamble to the Colored Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly to Those of the United States of America
● Nat Turner / The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va., as Fully and Voluntarily Made to Thomas R. Gray
● Frederick Douglass / Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself [excerpt]
● Martin Robison Delany / The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States
● Booker T. Washington / Speech at the Atlanta Exposition and What I Am Trying to Do
● W. E. Burghardt Du Bois / Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others and The Colored World Within
● Marcus Garvey / Philosophy and Opinions
● Alain Locke / The New Negro
● Langston Hughes / The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
● Richard Wright / How "Bigger" Was Born
● Earl Warren / Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al.
● E. Franklin Frazier / Black Bourgeoisie
● Martin Luther King, Jr. / Letter from Birmingham Jail
● James Baldwin / My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation
● Malcolm X / Speech at the Harvard Law School Forum of December 16, 1964
● LeRoi Jones / The Legacy of Malcolm X, and the Coming of Age of the Black Nation

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