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The W.E.B. Dubois Collection

by W.E.B. Dubois

W.E.B. Dubois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant...


The Complete Novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Here you will find the complete novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe in the chronological order of their original publication. - Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp - The Minister’s Wooing...


Black Writers Matter

by Whitney French & Afua Cooper

"Black Writers? African, Bluesy, Classical, Disrespectful,  Erudite, Fiery, Groovy, Haunting, Inspiring, Jazzy, Knowing, Liberating, Militant, Nervy, Optimistic, Pugnacious, Quixotic, Rambunctious, Seductive,...


Black Enough

by Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth & Dhonielle Clayton et al.

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about...


introspektd: the lone languishing for love

by Tiffany Rachann

Life is merely an assessment of how poetically we respond to what we’ve been chosen to learn. It relies heavily on unprecedented truths and engenders what we acquaint as responsibility. introspektd: the lone...


Where Is All My Relation?

by Michael A. Chaney

Where Is All My Relation? presents the first sustained academic discussion of the poetry, pottery, and culture of David Drake, an antebellum slave who distinguished himself by composing verse on the ceramics...


We Are The Blessings Of Africa

by Dr. Queen Blessing Itua

We Are The Blessings of Africa is a reawakening call on every African, home and abroad to unite in turning their diversity into a powerful solution for African issues.  When we see ourselves as the blessings...


Conversations with John A. Williams

by Jeffrey Allen Tucker

One of the most prolific African American authors of his time, John A. Williams (1925-2015) made his mark as a journalist, educator, and writer. Having worked for Newsweek, Ebony, and Jet magazines, Williams...


W. E. B. Du Bois and the Sociology of the Black Church and Religion, 1897–1914

by Robert A. Wortham

W. E. B. Du Bois is the founding figure of the sociological study of the Black Church. His discussion of the six functions of Philadelphia’s Black Church in The Philadelphia Negro (1899) represented an early...


Transcendence and the Africana Literary Enterprise

by Christel N. Temple & Molefi Kete Asante

Literary Pan-Africanism: History, Contexts, and Criticism (2005) and Literary Spaces: Introduction to Comparative Black Literature (2007), have been some of the most influential models of contemporary Africana...


White Writers, Race Matters

by Gregory S. Jay

What explains the enduring popularity of white-authored protest fiction about racism in America? How have such books spoken to the racial crises of their time, and why do they remain important in our own era?...


Harriet Beecher Stowe: The Complete Novels

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Here you will find the complete novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe in the chronological order of their original publication. - Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp - The Minister’s Wooing...


American Slavery As It Is

by Theodore Dwight Weld

The stories of hundreds of African-Americans who lived in bondage are preserved in this powerful 1839 chronicle. Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, the accounts include personal narratives from freed slaves...


Empire of Ruin

by John Levi Barnard

From the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and the 9/11 Memorial Museum, classical forms and ideas have been central to an American nationalist aesthetic. Beginning with an understanding of this centrality...


Electric Arches

by Eve L. Ewing

Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose. Blending stark realism with the fantastical, Ewing takes us from the streets of...


The Whiskey of our Discontent

by Georgia A. Popoff, Quraysh Ali Lansana & Sonia Sanchez

  • 2017 is the Centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks birth. Brooks Centennial programs are being planned for most major U.S. cities, including Chicago, New York City, Boston, Los Angeles and others. Lansana is on the organizing...

  • The Tar Baby

    by Bryan Wagner

    Perhaps the best-known version of the tar baby story was published in 1880 by Joel Chandler Harris in Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, and popularized in Song of the South, the 1946 Disney movie. Other...


    Black for a Day

    by Alisha Gaines

    In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously "became" black as well, traveling the American South in...


    All About Africa! About All African States and Peoples

    by Baby Professor

    Kids, welcome to Africa! This is a great picture book that will take you to the beautiful African states and meet the people who call it home. Learn about the sights and sounds of the place. See the animals...


    Africa For Kids: People, Places and Cultures - Children Explore The World Books

    by Baby Professor

    Africa is a big but very magical place. It is home to some of the world’s most interesting people and animals too. This educational book will take you to Africa. It will let you meet the people, taste the...