For one-semester or two-semester survey courses in African American history as a primary text, and in U.S. history survey courses as a supplementary text.With the proliferation of introductory courses in African American history, a single collection of primary documents for use in the classroom has become essential. This accessible two-volume text reflects both the recent trends and the enduring political and social themes regarding gender and culture in African American history. It is the only collection of primary documents that covers the entire span of African American history.
1. Black Reconstruction. "Colloquy with Colored Ministers," in Journal of Negro History. Selections from Brenda Stevenson ed., The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke. Selections from Families and Freedom. Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Civil Rights Act, 1875. " Selections from Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina. Henry M. Turner, Speech on the Eligibility of Colored Members to Seats in the Georgia Legislature. From J. W. Alvord, Letters from the South, Relating to the Condition of the Freedman. Civil Rights Act of 1875. Hamburg Riot, in South Carolina in 1876. Frederick Douglass Protests Supreme Court Decision, in Proceedings of the Civil Rights Mass-Meeting. FrancisEllen Watkins Harper, "Colored Women of America". James Ladd, Richard Brashears, and N.C. Coleman, Memorial from Negroes of Indian Territory. Blanche K. Bruce, speech on Indian Policy. George H. White, "Address to the United States House of Representatives, 1901."2. The Onset of Jim Crow. Selections from Proceedings from the National Conference of Colored Men of the United States... Selections from T. Thomas Fortune, Black and White: Land, Labor and Politics in the South. Selections from Idea B. Wells, Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases. From Charles S. Johnson, Shadow of the Plantation." Warren S. Reese and S.D. Redmond, Forced Labor in the New South. Plessy v. Ferguson, Henry Billings Brown and John Marshall Harlan. Booker T. Washington, "Industrial Education for the Negro". Fred R. Moore, "Organizing Local Business Leagues. W.E.B. Du Bois on The Talented Teeth. Selections from Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery. Mary Church Terrell, "Club Work of Colored Women". James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamund Johnson, "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing." 3. The Age of Migrations. Carter G. Woodson, "Tenancy". Walter F. White, "I Investigate Lynchings:. "Letters of Black Migrants" in Carter G. Woodson Collection, Library of Congress. Selections from Horace Cayton, Long Old Road. Selections from The Chicago Commission on Race Relations, The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot. Activities of NAACP. NAACP Bulletins. E. Franklin Frazier, "Le Bourgeoisie Noire". Marcus Garvey, Speech Delivered at Liberty Hall, N.Y.C., During Second International Convention of Negroes. From James Weldon Johnson, Black Manhattan. Carter G. Woodson, "Some Things Negroes Need to Do". Alain Locke, "Enter the New Negro. Alice Dunbar Nelson, "The Negro Looks at an Outworn Tradition". 4. A New Deal for Blacks. "Resolutions of the Second Amenia Conference, August 18-21, 1933." Mayor's Commission on Conditions in Harlem, "The Negro in Harlem: A Report on Social and Economic Conditions Responsible for the Outbreak of March 19, 1935. Roi Ottley, The Black Cabinet. Jean Collier, The Negro Woman Worker. Executive Order 8803, Fair Employment Practice Commission, by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1941. "A. Philip Randolph's March of Washington Call," in The Black Worker, May 1941. Ulysses Lee, "Harvest of Disorder." Mattie E. Treadwell, "The Employment of Personnel: Minority Groups". Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9808, December 5, 1946. Kenesaw M. Landis, Segregation in Washington: A Report of the National Committee on Segregation in the Nations's Capital, November 1948. "Should Negro Colleges be Perpetuated or Should There Be Integration in Education? W.E.B. Du Bois, "A Portrait of Carater G. Woodson". Selections from Mary McLeod Bethune, My Legacy. 5. Eyes on the Prize. Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas, 1954. Joffre Stewart, "Some Implications of Nonviolence in the Montgomery Resistance Movement". Sit-ins and the NAACP. Malcom X, "Message to the Grassroots". Malcom X, Press Releases by Malcolm X. Civil Rights Act, 1964, Voting Rights Act, 1965. "Program of the Chicago Freedom Movement," July 1966. Stokely Carmichael on Black Power in Notes and Comment. The Detroit Rebellion of 1967. Police Statement on Black Panthers in Riots, Civil and Criminal Disorders. Roland Snelling, "Keep on Pushin': Rhythm & Blues as a Weapon". "Archie Shepp: Four for Trane". "Text of Black Studies Proposal".6. And Still We Are Not Saved. The Combahee River Collective, A Black Feminist Statement, 1974. Duchess Harris, " 'All of Who I Am in the Same Place':The Combahee River Collective" Mayor Harold Washington, Mayor Washington's Action Agenda for Chicago's Future, 1987-1991. Muhammad Ahmad, "Jesse Jackson, the People's Candidate: A Reply to Abafemi Senghor". "The Possibility of Possibilities": A Written Interviw with Samuel R. Delany, by Joseph Beam. African American Women in Defense of Ourselves, New York Times, 1991. James G. Spady, "The Hip Hop Vision: Password: Nation Conscious Rap". Sonia Sanchez, 'on hip hop as poetry:. J. Jon Wertheim, "Friends of the Court:. Louis Farrakhan, The Million Man March Pledge. Black Cjurch Burnings in the South: "Six Month Preliminary Investigation". "A Ten Point Plan to Mobilize the Churches". "Kwanzaa". John Conyers, Jr., "The Commission to Study Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act". Derrick Bell, "Risks, Rewards, and Reaffirmation".