African American Literature

Anonymous. Theresa (1827)
Baldwin, James. Go Tell It on the Mountain selected essays
Baraka, Amiri. Dutchman & the Slave, selected poems, selected essays
Brooks, Gwendolyn. Maud Martha, selected poems
Brown, William Wells. Clotel; or the President’s Daughter
Brown, Sterling. Selected poems
Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the Sower
_____. Kindred
Chesnutt, Charles W. The Conjure Woman
_____. The House Behind of Cedars
Collins, Julia. The Curse of Caste
Crafts, Hannah. The Bondwoman’s Narrative
Crummel, Alexander. Africa and America
Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, The Heroic Slave
Delany, Martin. Blake; or the Huts of America
Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk
Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Selected poems
Trey Ellis. Platitudes
Ralph Eillison. Invisible Man
Equiano, Olaudah. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa
Griggs, Sutton. Imperium in Imperio
Hammon, Briton. A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man
Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun
Harper, Frances E. W. Iola Leroy; Or, Shadows Uplifted, selected poems
Hayden, Robert. Selected poems
Hopkins, Pauline. Contending Forces / Of One Blood
Hughes, Langston. Selected poems
Hurston, Zora Neale. Mules and Men
_____. Their Eyes Were Watching God
Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Johnson, James Weldon. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the Scenes; or Thirty Years a Salve, and Four Years in the White House
Larsen, Nella. Quicksand
_____. Passing
Lorde, Audre. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1982), selected poems
Marrant, John. A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black
Marshall, Paule. Brown Girl, Brownstones
Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye
_____. Beloved
_____. Song of Solomon
Northrup, Solomon. Twelve Years a Slave
Petry, Ann. The Street
Reed, Ishmael. Flight to Canada
Senna, Danzy. Caucasia
Shange, Ntozake. for colored girls who have considered suicide /when the rainbow is enuf
Sejour, Victor. “The Mulatto”
Toomer, Jean. Cane
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple
Walker, David. Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World
Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery
West, Dorothy. The Wedding
_____. The Living is Easy
Wheatley, Phillis. Selected poems
Whitfield, James. Selected Poems
Wilson, Harriet. Our Nig
Wright, Richard. Native Son
_____. Black Boy
Webb, Frank. The Garies and Their Friends