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Table of Contents

PREFACE: TALKING BOOKS xxvii(16)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xliii
THE VERNACULAR TRADITION 1(126)
[Entries marked * are included on the Audio Companion]
SPIRITUALS
5(11)
Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
7(1)
City Called Heaven
8(1)
God's A-Gonna Trouble the Water
8(1)
Walk Together Children
9(1)
I Know Moon-Rise
9(1)
I'm A-Rollin'
10(1)
I Been Rebuked and I Been Scorned
10(1)
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?*
10(1)
Soon I Will Be Done *
11(1)
No More Auction Block
12(1)
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
13(1)
Steal Away to Jesus *
13(1)
Go Down, Moses *
14(1)
Been in the Storm So Long *
14(1)
Oh, Freedom!
15(1)
GOSPEL
16(6)
This Little Light of Mine
17(1)
Down by the Riverside
18(2)
Freedom in the Air
20(1)
Take My Hand, Precious Lord *
20(1)
Peace Be Still
21(1)
Stand by Me
21(1)
THE BLUES
22(15)
Yellow Dog Blues
23(1)
St. Louis Blues *
24(1)
Beale Street Blues
25(1)
Down-Hearted Blues
26(1)
See, See Rider *
27(1)
Prove It on Me Blues
27(1)
Gulf Coast Blues
28(1)
Trouble in Mind
29(1)
Backwater Blues *
29(1)
In the House Blues
30(1)
How Long Blues
31(1)
Hellhound on My Trail
31(1)
It's a Low Down Dirty Shame
32(1)
Good Morning, Blues *
33(1)
Sent for You Yesterday
34(1)
Going to Chicago Blues
34(1)
Fine and Mellow
34(1)
Hoochie Coochie
35(1)
Sunnyland *
36(1)
SECULAR RHYMES AND SONGS, BALLADS, AND WORK SONGS
37(18)
SECULAR RHYMES AND SONGS
38(3)
[We raise de wheat]
38(1)
Me and My Captain
38(1)
Promises of Freedom
39(1)
Jack and Dinah Want Freedom
39(1)
Run, Nigger, Run
40(1)
Learn to Count
40(1)
Another Man Done Gone *
40(1)
You May Go But This Will Bring You Back *
41(1)
BALLADS
41(11)
Poor Lazarus
41(1)
The Signifying Monkey
42(2)
Wild Negro Bill
44(1)
John Henry *
45(3)
Frankie and Johnny
48(1)
Railroad Bill
49(1)
Stackolee
50(1)
Sinking of the Titanic
51(1)
Shine and the Titanic
51(1)
WORK SONGS
52(3)
Pick a Bale of Cotton
52(1)
Go Down, Old Hannah
53(1)
Can't You Line It?
54(1)
JAZZ
55(5)
Andy Razaf: (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue? *
57(1)
Duke Ellington: It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) *
58(1)
King Pleasure: Parker's Mood *
59(1)
RAP
60(9)
Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
61(1)
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five: The Message *
62(3)
Public Enemy: Don't Believe the Hype
65(3)
Queen Latifah: The Evil That Men Do
68(1)
SERMONS
69(33)
God
71(1)
C.L. Franklin: The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest
71(7)
Zora Neale Hurston: [Faith hasn't got no eyes]
78(2)
Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream *
80(3)
Martin Luther King: I've Been to the Mountaintop
83(7)
Malcolm X: The Ballot or the Bullet *
90(12)
FOLKTALES
102(25)
All God's Chillen Had Wings
103(2)
Big Talk
105(1)
Deer Hunting Story
106(1)
How to Write a Letter
107(1)
"Member Youse a Nigger"
107(1)
"Ah'll Beatcher Makin' Money"
108(3)
Why the Sister in Black Works Hardest
111(1)
Why Women Always Take Advantage of Men
111(3)
"De Reason Niggers Is Working So Hard"
114(1)
The Ventriloquist
114(1)
You Talk Too Much, Anyhow
115(1)
The King Buzzard
116(1)
A Flying Fool
117(1)
Bur Rabbit in Red Hill Churchyard
118(1)
Brer Rabbit Tricks Brer Fox Again
119(1)
The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story
120(1)
How Mr. Rabbit Was Too Sharp for Mr. Fox
121(2)
The Awful Fate of Mr. Wolf
123(2)
What the Rabbit Learned
125(2)
THE LITERATURE OF SLAVERY AND FREEDOM: 1746-1865 127(334)
LUCY TERRY (c. 1730-1821)
137(1)
Bars Fight
137(1)
OLAUDAH EQUIANO (c. 1745-1797)
138(26)
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself
140(24)
Volume I
140(1)
Chapter I
141(10)
Chapter II
151(10)
From Chapter III
161(3)
From Chapter IV
164(1)
PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1753?-1784)
164(14)
POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, RELIGIOUS AND MORAL
167(2)
Preface
167(1)
[Letter Sent by the Author's Master to the Publisher]
167(1)
[To the Publick]
168(1)
To Maecenas
169(1)
To the University of Cambridge, in New-England
170(1)
On Being Brought from Africa to America
171(1)
On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield. 1770
171(1)
To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth
172(1)
On Imagination
173(2)
To S. M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works
175(1)
To Samson Occom
176(1)
To His Excellency General Washington
176(2)
DAVID WALKER (1785-1830)
178(12)
David Walker's Appeal in Four Articles; Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World
179(11)
Preamble
179(3)
Article I. Our Wretchedness in Consequence of Slavery
182(8)
GEORGE MOSES HORTON (1797?-1883?)
190(6)
The Lover's Farewell
191(1)
On Hearing of the Intention of a Gentleman to Purchase the Poet's Freedom
192(1)
Division of an Estate
193(1)
The Creditor to His Proud Debtor
194(1)
George Moses Horton, Myself
195(1)
SOJOURNER TRUTH (1797-1883)
196(5)
Ar'n't I a Woman? Speech to the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, 1851
198(3)
From The Anti-Slavery Bugle, June 21, 1851
198(1)
From The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, 1878
199(2)
MARIA W. STEWART (1803-1879)
201(6)
Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality, the Sure Foundation on Which We Must Build
202(2)
Introduction
202(2)
Lecture Delivered at the Franklin Hall
204(3)
HARRIET JACOBS (c. 1813-1897)
207(38)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
209(36)
Preface
209(1)
I. Childhood
210(2)
II. The New Master and Mistress
212(4)
V. The Trials of Girlhood
216(2)
X. A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl's Life
218(4)
XIV. Another Link to Life
222(2)
XVII. The Flight
224(2)
XXI. The Loophole of Retreat
226(3)
XXIX. Preparations for Escape
229(6)
XXXIX. The Confession
235(1)
XL. The Fugitive Slave Law
236(4)
XLI. Free at Last
240(5)
WILLIAM WELLS BROWN (1814?-1884)
245(32)
Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave
247(8)
Chapter V
247(2)
From Chapter VI
249(6)
Clotel; or, The President's Daughter
255(22)
Chapter I. The Negro Sale
255(6)
Chapter II. Going to the South
261(4)
Chapter IV. The Quadroon's Home
265(2)
Chapter XV. To-Day a Mistress, To-Morrow a Slave
267(2)
Chapter XIX. Escape of Clotel
269(8)
ADA [SARAH L. FORTEN] (1814-1898?)
277(2)
Lines Suggested on Reading "An Appeal to Christian Women of the South,"
277(2)
A. E. Grimke
HENRY HIGHLAND GARNET (1815-1882)
279(7)
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America
280(6)
VICTOR SEJOUR (1817-1874)
286(13)
The Mulatto
287(12)
FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1818-1895)
299(102)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself
302(67)
My Bondage and My Freedom
369(10)
Chapter XXIII. Introduced to the Abolitionists
369(4)
Chapter XXIV. Twenty-One Months in Great Britain
373(6)
From What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?: An Address Delivered in Rochester, New York, on 5 July 1852
379(12)
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
391(10)
Second Part From Chapter XV. Weighed in the Balance
391(6)
Third Part Chapter I. Later Life
397(4)
JAMES M. WHITFIELD (1822-1871)
401(7)
America
402(3)
Yes! Strike Again That Sounding String
405(1)
Self-Reliance
406(2)
FRANCES E. W. HARPER (1825-1911)
408(31)
Ethiopia
412(1)
Eliza Harris
412(2)
The Slave Mother
414(1)
Vashti
415(2)
Bury Me in a Free Land
417(1)
Aunt Chloe's Politics
418(1)
Learning to Read
418(1)
A Double Standard
419(2)
Songs for the People
421(1)
An Appeal to My Country Women
422(1)
The Two Offers
423(8)
Our Greatest Want
431(1)
Fancy Etchings
432(4)
[Enthusiasm and Lofty Aspirations]
432(2)
[Dangerous Economies]
434(2)
Woman's Political Future
436(3)
HARRIET E. WILSON (1828?-1863?)
439(22)
Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-Story White House, North
441(20)
Preface
441(1)
Chapter I. Mag Smith, My Mother
441(3)
Chapter II. My Father's Death
444(3)
Chapter III. A New Home for Me
447(5)
From Chapter VIII. Visitor and Departure
452(3)
Chapter X. Perplexities.--Another Death
455(3)
Chapter XII. The Winding Up of the Matter
458(3)
LITERATURE OF THE RECONSTRUCTION TO THE NEW NEGRO RENAISSANCE: 1865-1919 461(468)
CHARLOTTE FORTEN GRIMKE (1837-1914)
472(16)
A Parting Hymn
473(1)
Journals
474(14)
From Journal One
474(6)
From Journal Three
480(8)
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (1856-1915)
488(34)
Up From Slavery
490(32)
Chapter I. A Slave among Slaves
490(8)
Chapter II. Boyhood Days
498(7)
Chapter III. The Struggle for an Education
505(8)
Chapter XIV. The Atlanta Exposition Address
513(9)
CHARLES W. CHESNUTT (1858-1932)
522(31)
The Goophered Grapevine
523(9)
The Passing of Grandison
532(13)
The Wife of His Youth
545(8)
ANNA JULIA COOPER (1858?-1964)
553(16)
Womanhood a Vital Element in the Regeneration and Progress of a Race
554(15)
PAULINE E. HOPKINS (1859-1930)
569(26)
Contending Forces
570(11)
Chapter VIII. The Sewing-Circle
570(7)
Chapter XV. Will Smith's Defense of His Race
577(4)
Famous Men of the Negro Race
581(7)
Booker T. Washington
581(7)
Famous Women of the Negro Race
588(5)
Literary Workers (Frances E. W. Harper)
588(5)
Letter from Cordelia A. Condict and Pauline Hopkins's Reply (March 1903)
593(2)
IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT (1862-1931)
595(11)
A Red Record
596(10)
Chapter I. The Case Stated
596(6)
Chapter X. The Remedy
602(4)
W. E. B. DU BOIS (1868-1963)
606(154)
A Litany of Atlanta
609(3)
The Song of the Smoke
612(1)
The Souls of Black Folk
613(27)
The Damnation of Women
740(12)
Criteria of Negro Art
752(7)
Two Novels
759(1)
JAMES D. CORROTHERS (1869-1917)
760(6)
The Snapping of the Bow
762(1)
Me 'n' Dunbar
763(1)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
764(1)
At the Closed Gate of Justice
764(1)
An Indignation Dinner
765(1)
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON (1871-1938)
766(118)
Sence You Went Away
768(1)
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
768(1)
O Black and Unknown Bards
769(1)
Fifty Years
770(3)
Brothers
773(2)
The Creation
775(2)
My City
777(1)
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
777(84)
The Book of American Negro Poetry
861(23)
Preface
861(23)
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR (1872-1906)
884(22)
Ode to Ethiopia
886(1)
Worn Out
887(1)
A Negro Love Song
888(1)
The Colored Soldiers
889(2)
An Ante-Bellum Sermon
891(2)
Ere Sleep Comes Down to Soothe the Weary Eyes
893(1)
Not They Who Soar
894(1)
When Malindy Sings
894(2)
We Wear the Mask
896(1)
Little Brown Baby
897(1)
Her Thought and His
897(1)
A Cabin Tale
898(2)
Sympathy
900(1)
Dinah Kneading Dough
901(1)
The Haunted Oak
901(2)
Douglass
903(1)
Philosophy
903(1)
Black Samson of Brandywine
904(1)
The Poet
905(1)
The Fourth of July and Race Outrages
905(1)
SUTTON E. GRIGGS (1872-1933)
906(8)
The Hindered Hand; or, The Reign of the Repressionist
908(6)
Chapter XIX. The Fugitives Flee Again
908(3)
Chapter XX. The Blaze
911(3)
ALICE MOORE DUNBAR NELSON (1875-1935)
914(5)
Violets
915(1)
I Sit and Sew
916(1)
April Is on the Way
916(2)
Violets
918(1)
WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE (1878-1962)
919(5)
The Watchers
920(1)
The House of Falling Leaves
921(1)
Sic Vita
922(1)
Turn Me to My Yellow Leaves
923(1)
Quiet Has a Hidden Sound
923(1)
FENTON JOHNSON (1888-1958)
924(5)
Singing Hallelujia
925(1)
Song of the Whirlwind
926(1)
My God in Heaven Said to Me
926(1)
The Lonely Mother
927(1)
Tired
928(1)
The Scarlet Woman
928(1)
HARLEM RENAISSANCE: 1919-1940 929(390)
ARTHUR A. SCHOMBURG (1874-1938)
937(6)
The Negro Digs Up His Past
937(6)
ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE (1880-1958)
943(3)
A Winter Twilight
944(1)
The Black Finger
944(1)
For the Candle Light
944(1)
When the Green Lies Over the Earth
944(1)
Tenebris
945(1)
ANNE SPENCER (1882-1975)
946(5)
Before the Feast of Shushan
947(1)
Dunbar
948(1)
At the Carnival
948(1)
Lady, Lady
949(1)
Letter to My Sister
949(1)
The Wife-Woman
950(1)
JESSIE REDMON FAUSET (c. 1884-1961)
951(9)
Plum Bun: A Novel without a Moral
952(8)
From Home
952(1)
Chapter I [Black Philadelphia]
952(5)
Chapter II [Sundays]
957(3)
ALAIN LOCKE (1886-1954)
960(10)
The New Negro
961(9)
GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON (1886-1966)
970(2)
The Heart of a Woman
971(1)
Youth
971(1)
My Little Dreams
971(1)
Lost Illusions
972(1)
I Want to Die While You Love Me
972(1)
MARCUS GARVEY (1887-1940)
972(9)
Africa for the Africans
974(3)
The Future as I See It
977(4)
CLAUDE McKAY (1889-1948)
981(15)
Harlem Shadows
984(1)
If We Must Die
984(1)
To the White Fiends
984(1)
Africa
985(1)
America
985(1)
My Mother
986(1)
Enslaved
986(1)
The White House
986(1)
Outcast
987(1)
St. Isaac's Church, Petrograd
987(1)
Home to Harlem
988(5)
Chapter XVII. He Also Loved
988(5)
Harlem Runs Wild
993(3)
ZORA NEALE HURSTON (1891-1960)
996(69)
Sweat
999(9)
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
1008(3)
The Gilded Six-Bits
1011(8)
Characteristics of Negro Expression
1019(13)
Mules and Men
1032(9)
[Negro Folklore]
1032(9)
Their Eyes Were Watching God
1041(9)
Chapter 1 [The Return]
1041(4)
Chapter 2 [Pear Tree]
1045(5)
Dust Tracks on a Road
1050(15)
Chapter X. Research
1050(15)
NELLA LARSEN (1893-1964)
1065(22)
Quicksand
1066(21)
Chapter 12 [To Denmark]
1066(3)
Chapter 13 [New Life]
1069(4)
Chapter 14 [Talk of Marriage]
1073(5)
Chapter 15 [Proposal]
1078(6)
Chapter 16 [Good-Bye]
1084(3)
JEAN TOOMER (1894-1967)
1087(83)
Cane
1089(81)
GEORGE SAMUEL SCHUYLER (1895-1977)
1170(4)
The Negro-Art Hokum
1171(3)
RUDOLPH FISHER (1897-1934)
1174(21)
The City of Refuge
1175(12)
The Caucasian Storms Harlem
1187(8)
ERIC WALROND (1898-1966)
1195(10)
The Wharf Rats
1196(9)
MARITA BONNER (1899-1971)
1205(5)
On Being Young--a Woman--and Colored
1206(4)
STERLING A. BROWN (1901-1989)
1210(16)
Odyssey of Big Boy
1211(1)
Long Gone
1212(1)
Southern Road
1213(2)
Strong Men
1215(1)
Memphis Blues
1216(2)
Slim Greer
1218(2)
Tin Roof Blues
1220(1)
Ma Rainey
1220(2)
Cabaret
1222(2)
Sporting Beasley
1224(1)
Sam Smiley
1225(1)
GWENDOLYN B. BENNETT (1902-1981)
1226(3)
Heritage
1227(1)
To a Dark Girl
1228(1)
Sonnet--2
1228(1)
Hatred
1229(1)
WALLACE THURMAN (1902-1934)
1229(10)
Infants of the Spring
1231(8)
Chapter XXI [Harlem Salon]
1231(8)
ARNA BONTEMPS (1902-1973)
1239(12)
Golgotha Is a Mountain
1240(2)
A Black Man Talks of Reaping
1242(1)
Nocturne at Bethesda
1242(2)
Southern Mansion
1244(1)
Miracles
1244(1)
A Summer Tragedy
1244(7)
LANGSTON HUGHES (1902-1967)
1251(52)
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
1254(1)
Mother to Son
1254(1)
Danse Africaine
1255(1)
Jazzonia
1255(1)
When Sue Wears Red
1256(1)
Dream Variations
1256(1)
The Weary Blues
1257(1)
I Too
1258(1)
A House in Taos
1258(1)
Homesick Blues
1259(1)
Po' Boy Blues
1260(1)
Gypsy Man
1260(1)
Lament over Love
1261(1)
Red Silk Stockings
1262(1)
Bad Man
1262(1)
Song for a Dark Girl
1262(1)
Gal's Cry for a Dying Lover
1263(1)
Hard Daddy
1263(1)
Sylvester's Dying Bed
1264(1)
Ballad of the Landlord
1265(1)
Juke Box Love Song
1266(1)
Dream Boogie
1266(1)
Harlem
1267(1)
Motto
1267(1)
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
1267(4)
The Blues I'm Playing
1271(11)
The Big Sea
1282(15)
When the Negro Was in Vogue
1282(7)
Harlem Literati
1289(4)
Downtown
1293(4)
The Best of Simple
1297(6)
Feet Live Their Own Life
1297(2)
A Toast to Harlem
1299(2)
Jealousy
1301(2)
COUNTEE CULLEN (1903-1946)
1303(12)
Yet Do I Marvel
1305(1)
Tableau
1305(1)
Incident
1306(1)
Saturday's Child
1306(1)
The Shroud of Color
1307(4)
Heritage
1311(3)
To John Keats, Poet at Spring Time
1314(1)
From the Dark Tower
1315(1)
HELENE JOHNSON (1907-1995)
1315(4)
Poem
1316(1)
Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem
1317(1)
Remember Not
1317(1)
Invocation
1317(2)
REALISM, NATURALISM, MODERNISM: 1940-1960 1319(472)
MELVIN B. TOLSON (1900?-1966)
1328(30)
An Ex-Judge at the Bar
1330(1)
Dark Symphony
1331(3)
A Legend of Versailles
1334(1)
Libretto for the Republic of Liberia
1335(22)
The Birth of John Henry
1357(1)
Satchmo
1358(1)
DOROTHY WEST (b. 1907)
1358(18)
The Living Is Easy
1359(17)
Part One
1359(1)
Chapter 1. [Cleo]
1359(4)
Chapter 2. [Cleo's High Jinks]
1363(7)
Chapter 3. [Cleo Goes North]
1370(6)
RICHARD WRIGHT (1908-1960)
1376(91)
Blueprint for Negro Writing
1380(8)
The Ethics of Living Jim Crow, an Autobiographical Sketch
1388(9)
Long Black Song
1397(17)
The Man Who Lived Underground
1414(36)
Black Boy
1450(17)
Chapter XIII. [Booklist]
1450(7)
Chapter XVI. [Chicago]
1457(10)
CHESTER B. HIMES (1909-1984)
1467(9)
Salute to the Passing
1468(8)
ANN PETRY (1911-1997)
1476(21)
Like a Winding Sheet
1478(6)
The Street
1484(13)
Chapter I. [The Apartment]
1484(13)
ROBERT HAYDEN (1913-1982)
1497(18)
The Diver
1499(1)
Homage to the Empress of the Blues
1500(1)
Middle Passage
1501(4)
O Daedalus, Fly Away Home
1505(1)
Runagate Runagate
1506(2)
Frederick Douglass
1508(1)
A Ballad of Remembrance
1509(1)
Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday
1510(1)
Soledad
1511(1)
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
1512(2)
A Letter from Phillis Wheatley
1514(1)
RALPH ELLISON (1914-1994)
1515(56)
Invisible Man
1518(23)
Prologue
1518(7)
Chapter 1. [Battle Royal]
1525(10)
Epilogue
1535(6)
Change the Joke and Slip the Yoke
1541(8)
The World and the Jug
1549(22)
MARGARET WALKER (b. 1915)
1571(6)
For My People
1572(2)
Poppa Chicken
1574(1)
For Malcolm X
1575(1)
Prophets for a New Day
1575(2)
GWENDOLYN BROOKS (b. 1917)
1577(73)
kitchenette building
1579(1)
the mother
1579(1)
a song in the front yard
1580(1)
Sadie and Maud
1580(1)
the vacant lot
1581(1)
the preacher: ruminates behind the sermon
1581(1)
The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith
1582(3)
Maxie Allen
1585(1)
The Rites for Cousin Vit
1586(1)
The Children of the Poor
1586(3)
The Lovers of the Poor
1589(2)
We Real Cool
1591(1)
The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock
1591(2)
A Lovely Love
1593(1)
Malcolm X
1593(1)
Two Dedications
1594(2)
Riot
1596(1)
The Third Sermon on the Warpland
1597(2)
Young Heroes
1599(2)
when you have forgotten Sunday: the love story
1601(1)
Maud Martha
1602(48)
JAMES BALDWIN (1924-1987)
1650(67)
Everybody's Protest Novel
1654(5)
Many Thousands Gone
1659(11)
Stranger in the Village
1670(9)
Notes of a Native Son
1679(15)
Sonny's Blues
1694(23)
BOB KAUFMAN (1925-1986)
1717(8)
Walking Parker Home
1718(1)
Grandfather Was Queer, Too
1718(1)
Jail Poems
1719(4)
Unanimity Has Been Achieved, Not a Dot Less for Its Accidentalness
1723(1)
War Memoir: Jazz, Don't Listen to It at Your Own Risk
1724(1)
LORRAINE HANSBERRY (1930-1965)
1725(66)
A Raisin in the Sun
1728(63)
THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT: 1960-1970 1791(220)
MARI EVANS
1806(3)
Status Symbol
1807(1)
I Am a Black Woman
1808(1)
HOYT FULLER (1923-1981)
1809(7)
Towards a Black Aesthetic
1810(6)
MALCOLM X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) (1925-1965)
1816(17)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
1817(16)
Chapter 11. Saved
1817(16)
JOHN ALFRED WILLIAMS (b. 1925)
1833(20)
The Man Who Cried I Am
1834(19)
1. [In an Outdoor Cafe]
1834(6)
2. [Memories, Margrit, and Morphine]
1840(9)
3. [Picture of the Writer]
1849(4)
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (1929-1968)
1853(13)
Letter from Birmingham Jail
1854(12)
ETHERIDGE KNIGHT (1931-1985)
1866(3)
The Idea of Ancestry
1867(1)
Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane
1868(1)
For Black Poets Who Think of Suicide
1869(1)
ADDISON GAYLE JR. (1932-1991)
1869(8)
The Black Aesthetic
1870(7)
Introduction
1870(7)
AMIRI BARAKA (b. 1934)
1877(25)
Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
1879(1)
In Memory of Radio
1880(1)
A Poem for Black Hearts
1881(1)
I don't love you
1881(1)
Three Movements and a Coda
1882(1)
SOS
1883(1)
Black Art
1883(1)
The Invention of Comics
1884(1)
Dutchman
1885(14)
The Revolutionary Theatre
1899(3)
SONIA SANCHEZ (b. 1934)
1902(5)
homecoming
1903(1)
poem at thirty
1903(1)
for our lady
1904(1)
Summer Words of a Sistuh Addict
1905(1)
A Blues Book for Blue Black Magical Women
1905(2)
Part Three
1905(1)
Present
1905(2)
ED BULLINS (b. 1935)
1907(39)
Goin'a Buffalo: A Tragifantasy
1908(38)
ELDRIDGE CLEAVER (b. 1935)
1946(9)
Soul on Ice
1947(8)
The Primeval Mitosis
1947(8)
A. B. SPELLMAN (b. 1935)
1955(1)
Did John's Music Kill Him?
1955(1)
JAYNE CORTEZ (b. 1936)
1956(3)
How Long Has Trane Been Gone
1957(2)
LARRY NEAL (1937-1981)
1959(13)
The Black Arts Movement
1960(12)
MAULANA KARENGA (b. 1941)
1972(5)
Black Art: Mute Matter Given Force and Function
1973(4)
HAKI R. MADHUBUTI (b. 1942)
1977(5)
Back Again, Home
1978(1)
Introduction [to Think Black]
1978(1)
The Long Reality
1979(1)
Malcolm Spoke / who listened?
1980(1)
a poem to complement other poems
1981(1)
NIKKI GIOVANNI (b. 1943)
1982(3)
For Saundra
1983(1)
Beautiful Black Men
1984(1)
Nikki-Rosa
1984(1)
JAMES ALAN McPHERSON (b. 1943)
1985(17)
A Solo Song: For Doc
1986(16)
QUINCY TROUPE (b. 1943)
2002(5)
In Texas Grass
2003(1)
Conversation Overheard
2004(2)
Impressions / of Chicago; For Howlin' Wolf
2006(1)
CAROLYN M. RODGERS (b. 1945)
2007(4)
Jesus Was Crucified
2007(2)
It Is Deep
2009(1)
For Sistuhs Wearin' Straight Hair
2010(1)
LITERATURE SINCE 1970 2011(601)
ALBERT MURRAY (b. 1916)
2021(16)
Train Whistle Guitar
2023(14)
[History Lessons]
2023(14)
MAYA ANGELOU (b. 1928)
2037(13)
Still I Rise
2039(1)
My Arkansas
2040(1)
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
2040(10)
Chapter 15. [Mrs. Flowers]
2040(6)
Chapter 16. ["Mam"]
2046(4)
PAULE MARSHALL (b. 1929)
2050(29)
Reena
2052(13)
To Da-Duh, in Memoriam
2065(7)
The Making of a Writer: From the Poets in the Kitchen
2072(7)
ADRIENNE KENNEDY (b. 1931)
2079(15)
A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White
2081(13)
TONI MORRISON (b. 1931)
2094(86)
Sula
2098(82)
ERNEST J. GAINES (b. 1933)
2180(23)
The Sky Is Gray
2182(21)
AUDRE LORDE (1934-1992)
2203(9)
Father Son and Holy Ghost
2204(1)
The Winds of Orisha
2205(2)
Coal
2207(1)
Now That I Am Forever with Child
2207(1)
A Litany for Survival
2208(1)
The Evening News
2209(1)
Poetry Is Not a Luxury
2210(2)
COLLEEN McELROY (b. 1935)
2212(7)
Pike Street Bus
2213(1)
The Griots Who Know Brer Fox
2214(2)
Tapestries
2216(2)
Caledonia
2218(1)
LUCILLE CLIFTON (b. 1936)
2219(8)
[the bodies broken on]
2220(1)
the lost baby poem
2221(1)
prayer
2222(1)
malcolm
2222(1)
[Kali]
2222(1)
[if mama / could see]
2223(1)
homage to my hips
2223(1)
[what spells raccoon to me]
2224(1)
l. at jonestown
2224(1)
[a woman who loves]
2224(1)
wishes for sons
2225(1)
move
2226(1)
JUNE JORDAN (b. 1936)
2227(14)
In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr.
2229(1)
I Must Become a Menace to My Enemies
2230(1)
Poem about My Rights
2231(3)
Poem for Guatemala
2234(1)
The Female and the Silence of a Man
2235(1)
Intifada
2236(2)
A New Politics of Sexuality
2238(3)
CLARENCE MAJOR (b. 1936)
2241(9)
Swallow the Lake
2243(1)
Round Midnight
2244(2)
On Watching a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly
2246(1)
Chicago Heat
2247(3)
LEON FORREST (b. 1937)
2250(25)
There Is a Tree More Ancient Than Eden
2252(23)
The Epistle of Sweetie Reed
2252(23)
MICHAEL S. HARPER (b. 1938)
2275(10)
Dear John, Dear Coltrane
2277(1)
Deathwatch
2278(1)
Here Where Coltrane Is
2279(1)
Br'er Sterling and the Rocker
2280(1)
Grandfather
2280(2)
"Goin' to the Territory"
2282(1)
In Hayden's Collage
2283(1)
The Ghost of Soul-Making
2284(1)
ISHMAEL REED (b. 1938)
2285(20)
I am a cowboy in the boat of Ra
2286(2)
Railroad Bill, a Conjure Man
2288(4)
Dualism: In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
2292(1)
Chattanooga
2293(3)
Oakland Blues
2296(1)
Neo-HooDoo Manifesto
2297(4)
Mumbo Jumbo
2301(4)
Chapters 1-2
2301(4)
TONI CADE BAMBARA (1939-1995)
2305(8)
Raymond's Run
2307(6)
AL YOUNG (b. 1939)
2313(12)
A Dance for Ma Rainey
2314(1)
Conjugal Visits
2315(2)
The Seduction of Light
2317(8)
2A. [Ben Franklin]
2317(5)
3. [Secondhand Business]
2322(3)
JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN (b. 1941)
2325(17)
Brothers and Keepers
2328(7)
[Robby's Version]
2328(7)
Damballah
2335(7)
SAMUEL R. DELANY (b. 1942)
2342(19)
Atlantis: Model 1924 [d]
2343(18)
SHERLEY ANNE WILLIAMS (b. 1944)
2361(14)
The Peacock Poems: I
2363(1)
I Want Aretha to Set This to Music
2363(2)
Tell Martha Not to Moan
2365(10)
ALICE WALKER (b. 1944)
2375(34)
Women
2377(1)
Outcast
2378(1)
On Stripping Bark from Myself
2379(1)
"Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning"
2380(1)
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
2380(7)
Everyday Use
2387(7)
Advancing Luna--and Ida B. Wells
2394(11)
The Color Purple
2405(4)
[God Love All Them Feelings]
2406(3)
AUGUST WILSON (b. 1945)
2409(53)
Fences
2411(51)
MICHELLE CLIFF (b. 1946)
2462(10)
Within the Veil
2463(3)
Columba
2466(6)
WANDA COLEMAN (b. 1946)
2472(7)
Emmett Till
2473(3)
Today I Am a Homicide in the North of the City
2476(1)
be quiet. go away
2477(1)
At the Record Hop
2477(1)
American Sonnet (10)
2478(1)
Bedtime Story
2478(1)
Mastectomy
2479(1)
OCTAVIA BUTLER (b. 1947)
2479(16)
Bloodchild
2480(15)
YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA (b. 1947)
2495(4)
February in Sydney
2495(1)
Facing It
2496(1)
Sunday Afternoons
2496(1)
Banking Potatoes
2497(1)
Birds on a Powerline
2498(1)
NATHANIEL MACKEY (b. 1947)
2499(8)
Falso Brilhante
2500(1)
Song of the Andoumboulou: 8
2501(1)
Djbot Baghostus's Run 26.IX.81
2502(5)
CHARLES JOHNSON (b. 1948)
2507(11)
The Education of Mingo
2509(9)
NTOZAKE SHANGE (b. 1948)
2518(6)
From for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
2519(2)
Nappy Edges
2521(2)
Bocas: A Daughter's Geography
2523(1)
JAMAICA KINCAID (b. 1949)
2524(11)
Annie John
2526(9)
Chapter Two. The Circling Hand
2526(9)
DAVID BRADLEY (b. 1950)
2535(7)
The Chaneysville Incident
2536(6)
[Old Jack]
2536(6)
GLORIA NAYLOR (b. 1950)
2542(29)
The Women of Brewster Place
2544(27)
The Two
2544(27)
TERRY MCMILLAN (b. 1951)
2571(11)
Quilting on the Rebound
2572(10)
RITA DOVE (b. 1952)
2582(12)
David Walker (1785-1830)
2584(1)
Parsley
2585(2)
Receiving the Stigmata
2587(1)
THOMAS AND BEULAH
2587(1)
The Event
2587(1)
Motherhood
2588(1)
Daystar
2589(1)
The Oriental Ballerina
2589(2)
Pastoral
2591(1)
MOTHER LOVE
2591(1)
Persephone Abducted
2591(1)
Statistic: The Witness
2592(1)
Mother Love
2592(1)
Demeter Mourning
2593(1)
History
2593(1)
Demeter's Prayer to Hades
2594(1)
WALTER MOSLEY (b. 1952)
2594(14)
Devil in a Blue Dress
2596(12)
Chapter 1. [DeWitt Albright]
2596(2)
Chapter 2. [Joppy]
2598(3)
Chapter 3. [Daphne Monet]
2601(7)
ESSEX HEMPHILL (1957-1995)
2608(4)
Conditions
2609(3)
XXI
2609(1)
XXII
2610(1)
XXIV
2610(2)
TIMELINE: AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE IN CONTEXT 2612(13)
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES 2625(24)
PERMISSIONS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 2649(8)
INDEX 2657


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