Important African American Literature

Pre-civil Rights Movement Literature

My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1851)
Narrative of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Himself (1841)
Ain't I a Woman by Sojourner Truth (a short anecdote)(1851)
The Soul of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois (1901)
The Awakening of the Negro by Booker T. Washington (an essay)
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (1900)
Industrial Education for the Negro by Booker T Washington (1903)
AutoBiography Of Booker T Washington with scores of photographs (1901)

B.T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, contempories, opposed each others ideas but with respect and grace. ed.

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