|Great Speeches |
by Abraham Lincoln
Masterly orations and letters. "House Divided" speech (1858), First Inaugural Address (1861), Gettysburg Address (1863), Letter to Mrs. Bixby (1864), Second Inaugural Address (1865), 11 others. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|Civil Disobedience and Other Essays |
by Henry David Thoreau
Representative sampling of Thoreau's most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" (1863), "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1869) and "Walking" (1862).
|Self-Reliance and Other Essays |
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Six essays and one address outline Emerson's moral idealism and hint at later scepticism. In addition to title essay, this volume includes "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet" and "Experience," plus the Harvard Divinity School Address.
|Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass |
by Frederick Douglass
The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|Up from Slavery |
by Booker T. Washington
Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition.
|African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927 |
by Joan R. Sherman
Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753–1784) to 20th-century work of Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, and Langston Hughes. Introduction. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|Narrative of Sojourner Truth |
by Sojourner Truth
First published in 1850, this inspiring memoir by the famous African-American abolitionist and champion of women's rights tells of her life in slavery, her self-liberation, and her tireless campaign for racial and sexual equality.
|The Life of Olaudah Equiano |
by Olaudah Equiano
The journey of an Igbo prince from captivity to freedom and literacy; his enslavement in the New World, service in the Seven Years War, voyages to the Arctic, other adventures.
|Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil |
by W. E. B. Du Bois
The distinguished American civil rights leader first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems nearly 80 years ago in various periodicals. This volume has long inspired readers with its militant cry for reforms for black Americans.
|Great African-American Writers: Seven Books |
Contains Douglass' Narrative of his life; Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk; Washington's Up from Slavery; Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man; and much more.
|Iola Leroy, or, Shadows Uplifted |
by Frances E. W. Harper
This 1892 work was among the first novels published by an African-American woman. Its striking portrait of life during the Civil War and Reconstruction recounts a mixed-race woman's devotion to uplifting the black community.
|Great African Americans Discovery Kit |
Sixteen paper dolls, Great African Americans Coloring Book, Famous African-American Women Coloring Book, The Story of the Underground Railroad Coloring Book, History of the Civil Rights Movement Coloring Book, The Story of the Amistad by Emma Gelders Sterne, Color Your Own poster, crayons.
|Joe Louis: Black Champion in White America |
by Chris Mead, Chris Mead
This "stunning" (Kirkus Reviews) biography of the popular pugilist recounts his triumphant and often tragic tale against the background of America in the 1930s and '40s. Includes 14 photographs.
|The Poems of Phillis Wheatley: With Letters and a Memoir |
by Phillis Wheatley
At the age of 19, Phillis Wheatley was the first black American poet to publish a book. Her elegies and odes offer fascinating glimpses of the beginnings of African-American literary traditions. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|The Quest of the Silver Fleece |
by W. E. B. Du Bois, Herbert Aptheker
This classic novel by the renowned civil-rights leader examines issues of race, class, and gender. Its "silver fleece" — cotton — forms a nexus of Northern finance and Southern politics.
|The Blacker the Berry |
by Wallace Thurman
The first novel to openly address color prejudice among black Americans, this moving tale unfolds amid the Harlem Renaissance in an enduringly relevant examination of racial, sexual, and cultural identity.
|Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others |
by James Daley
Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and many other influential figures. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|The Mis-Education of the Negro |
by Carter Godwin Woodson
This landmark work by a pioneering crusader of black education inspired African-Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage.
|Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey |
by Marcus Garvey, Bob Blaisdell
This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, among them "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."
|Great African Americans Coloring Book |
by Taylor Oughton
Accurately rendered, ready-to-color collection of illustrations spotlights 45 remarkable individuals: Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, Marian Anderson, Althea Gibson, Duke Ellington, many more. Captions.