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100 Essential Black Books

( QBR: The Black Book Review )



































































































The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual: A Historical Analysis of the Failure of Black Leadership
by Harold Cruse

Unavailable at GCC. Link to record for more information about title and availability information at other libraries.

Unavailable at GCC:
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Publication Date:
1967
















The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans: Or, Africa for the Africans
by Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Unavailable at GCC. Link to record for more information about title and availability information at other libraries.

Unavailable at GCC:
Availability at Other Libraries
Publication Date:
1923


































The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X, Alex Haley

Call Number:
BP223.Z8 L57943
Publication Date:
1965




The Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon

Call Number:
DT33 .F313




The Souls of Black Folk
by W.E.B. Du Bois

Call Number:
E185.5 .D817 2003 & Online
Publication Date:
1903




The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin

Call Number:
E185.61 .B1954
Publication Date:
1963




Black Power : The Politics of Liberation
by Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

Call Number:
E185.615 .C32 1992
Publication Date:
1967




Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton
by Bobby Seale

Call Number:
E185.615 .S37 1991




Race Matters
by Cornel West

Call Number:
E185.615 .W43 2001




Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Black Women
by Iyanla Vanzant

Call Number:
E185.86 .V365 2008
Publication Date:
1988




Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman
by Michele Wallace

Call Number:
E185.86 .W34
Publication Date:
1978




Soul on Ice
by Eldridge Cleaver

Call Number:
E185.97 .C6 1999




Roots
by Alex Haley

Call Number:
E185.97 .H24 A33
Publication Date:
1977




Up from Slavery
by Booker T. Washington

Call Number:
E185.97 .W4 A3 OR
Publication Date:
1901




Manchild in the Promised Land
by Claude Brown

Call Number:
E185.97.B86 A3 1999




Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol
by Nell Irvin Painter

Call Number:
E185.97.T8 P35




David Walkers Appeal
by David Walker

Call Number:
E446 .W178




Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Written By Himself
by Frederick Douglass

Call Number:
E449 .D749
Publication Date:
1845




Black Reconstruction In America, 1860-1880
by W.E.B. Du Bois

Call Number:
E668 .D83




The Black Jacobins: Toussaint LOuverture and the San Domingo Revolution
by C.L.R. James

Call Number:
F1923 .T85




Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City
by St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton

Call Number:
F548.9 .N4 D73 1993
Publication Date:
1945




Sally Hemings: A Novel
by Barbara Chase-Riboud

Call Number:
HISTORICAL FICTION CHA
Publication Date:
1979




The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano
by Olaudah Equiano

Call Number:
HT869 .E6 A3 2013
Publication Date:
1789




Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson
by George Jackson

Call Number:
HV9468 .J3 & Online




Mis-Education of the Negro
by Carter G. Woodson

Call Number:
LC2717 .W6 2000




Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe

Call Number:
Leisure - Multicultural ACH OR PR9387.9.A3 T5




Waiting to Exhale
by Terry McMillan

Call Number:
Leisure Multicultural MCM OR PS3563.C3868 W35




Blues People: Negro Music in White America
by Amiri Baraka

Call Number:
ML3556 .J73




Clotel: Or, The Presidents Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States
by William Wells Brown

Call Number:
PS1139 .B9 A6 2014
Publication Date:
1853




Annie Allen
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Call Number:
PS3503.R7244 A7 1971




Maud Martha
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Call Number:
PS3503.R7244 M3 1993




A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

Call Number:
PS3515.A515 R3 1995




If He Hollers Let Him Go
by Chester Himes

Call Number:
PS3515.I713 I3 2002




The Ways of White Folks: Stories
by Langston Hughes

Call Number:
PS3515.U274 W38




The Life of Langston Hughes
by Arnold Rampersad

Call Number:
PS3515.U274 Z698 & ONLINE




Cane
by Jean Toomer

Call Number:
PS3539.O478




Native Son
by Richard Wright

Call Number:
PS3545 .R815 N25




Black Boy
by Richard Wright

Call Number:
PS3545 .R815 Z9
Publication Date:
1945




I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

Call Number:
PS3551 .N464 Z466 2002
Publication Date:
1969




Go Tell It on the Mountain
by James Baldwin

Call Number:
PS3552.A45 G6 1981




Kindred
by Octavia Butler

Call Number:
PS3552.U827 K5 2003




Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

Call Number:
PS3555.L625 I5 1994
Publication Date:
1952




The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
by Ernest Gaines

Call Number:
PS3557.A355 A8




A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest Gaines

Call Number:
PS3557.A355 L47 1993




Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
by Audre Lorde

Call Number:
PS3562.O75 S5




Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison

Call Number:
PS3563 .O8749 S66 1995




Praisesong For The Widow
by Paule Marshall

Call Number:
PS3563.A7223 P7 1983




Beloved
by Toni Morrison

Call Number:
PS3563.O8749 B4




For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
by Ntozake Shange

Call Number:
PS3569.H3324 F6 1997




The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

Call Number:
PS3573.A425 C6




The Man Who Cried I Am
by John A. Williams

Call Number:
PS3573.I4495 M3




Fences
by August Wilson

Call Number:
PS3573.I45677 F4 1986 (North)
Publication Date:
1987




Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America
by Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen

Call Number:
PS508.N3 B745 1996









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All of these titles are compiled in the book Sacred Fire: The QBR 100 Essential Black Books, which was published by QBR: The Black Book Review magazine in 1999.

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