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100 Essential Black Books
( QBR: The Black Book Review )
Author Title Year Call Number
Alain Locke The New Negro : Voices Of The Harlem Renaissance
Albert Murray The Hero And the Blues
Alex Haley Roots 1977 E185.97 .H24 A33
Alice Walker The Color Purple PS3573.A425 C6
Amiri Baraka Blues People: Negro Music in White America ML3556 .J73
Ann Petry The Street: A Novel 1946
Arnold Rampersad The Life of Langston Hughes PS3515.U274 Z698 & ONLINE
Arthur Ashe A Hard Road To Glory: A History Of The African American Athlete
Audre Lorde Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches PS3562.O75 S5
August Wilson Fences 1987 PS3573.I45677 F4 1986 (North)
Ayi Kwei Armah Two Thousand Seasons
Barbara Chase-Riboud Sally Hemings: A Novel 1979 HISTORICAL FICTION CHA
Bebe Moore Campbell Your Blues Ain't Like Mine: A Novel
Ben Okri The Famished Road
Bobby Seale Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton E185.615 .S37 1991
Booker T. Washington Up from Slavery 1901 E185.97 .W4 A3 OR
Buchi Emecheta Kehinde
C.L.R. James The Black Jacobins: Toussaint LOuverture and the San Domingo Revolution F1923 .T85
Carter G. Woodson Mis-Education of the Negro LC2717 .W6 2000
Chancellor Williams Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D
Charles Johnson Faith And The Good Thing
Charles W. Chesnutt The Conjure Stories
Chester Himes If He Hollers Let Him Go PS3515.I713 I3 2002
Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart Leisure - Multicultural ACH OR PR9387.9.A3 T5
Claude Brown Manchild in the Promised Land E185.97.B86 A3 1999
Cornel West Race Matters E185.615 .W43 2001
Cornel West Spirits of the Passage
David Bradley The Chaneysville Incident: A Novel
David Levering Lewis W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race
David Walker David Walkers Appeal E446 .W178
E. Franklin Frazier Black Bourgeoisie
Edwidge Danticat Krik? Krak!
Eldridge Cleaver Soul on Ice E185.97 .C6 1999
Ernest Gaines A Lesson Before Dying PS3557.A355 L47 1993
Ernest Gaines The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman PS3557.A355 A8
Frantz Fanon Black Skin, White Masks 1952
Frantz Fanon The Wretched of the Earth DT33 .F313
Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Written By Himself 1845 E449 .D749
George G. M. James Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy Is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy
George Jackson Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson HV9468 .J3 & Online
Gloria Naylor The Women of Brewster Place
Gloria Wade-Gayles My Soul is a Witness: African-American Womens Spirituality
Gwendolyn Brooks Annie Allen PS3503.R7244 A7 1971
Gwendolyn Brooks Maud Martha PS3503.R7244 M3 1993
Harold Cruse The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual: A Historical Analysis of the Failure of Black Leadership 1967
Harriet E. Wilson Our Nig: Or, Sketches From the Life of a Free Black 1859
Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America PS508.N3 B745 1996
Howard Thurma Jesus and the Disinherited
Ishmael Reed Mumbo Jumbo
Ivan Van Sertima They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America
Iyanla Vanzant Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Black Women 1988 E185.86 .V365 2008
James Alan McPherson Elbow Room
James Baldwin Go Tell It on the Mountain PS3552.A45 G6 1981
James Baldwin The Fire Next Time 1963 E185.61 .B1954
James H. Cone A Black Theology of Liberation 1970
James Melvin Washington Conversations with God: Two Centuries of Prayers by African Americans
Jean Toomer Cane PS3539.O478
John A. Williams The Man Who Cried I Am PS3573.I4495 M3
John Edgar Wideman Brothers and Keepers
John Edgar Wideman Damballah (Homewood Trilogy)
John Hope Franklin From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans 1947
Kwame Nkrumah Africa Must Unite
Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) Black Power : The Politics of Liberation 1967 E185.615 .C32 1992
Langston Hughes The Ways of White Folks: Stories PS3515.U274 W38
Lerone Bennett, Jr. Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America
Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun PS3515.A515 R3 1995
Malcolm X, Alex Haley The Autobiography of Malcolm X 1965 BP223.Z8 L57943
Marcus Mosiah Garvey The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans: Or, Africa for the Africans 1923
Margaret Busby Daughters of Africa
Margaret Walker Jubilee
Marian Wright Edelman Guide My Feet: Prayers and Meditations for Our Children
Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream / Also Letter From Birmingham Jail
Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1969 PS3551 .N464 Z466 2002
Michele Wallace Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman 1978 E185.86 .W34
Miles Davis Miles: The Autobiography
Nell Irvin Painter Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol E185.97.T8 P35
Ngugi wa Thiong'o The River Between
Ntozake Shange For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf PS3569.H3324 F6 1997
Octavia Butler Kindred PS3552.U827 K5 2003
Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano 1789 HT869 .E6 A3 2013
Paul Laurence Dunbar The Lyrics Of Lowly Life
Paule Marshall Praisesong For The Widow PS3563.A7223 P7 1983
Ralph Ellison Invisible Man 1952 PS3555.L625 I5 1994
Richard Wright Black Boy 1945 PS3545 .R815 Z9
Richard Wright Native Son PS3545 .R815 N25
Sam Greenlee The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Samuel D. Proctor The Substance of Things Hoped for: A Memoir of African-American Faith
Sembene Ousmane Gods Bits of Wood
Sonia Sanchez We a BaddDDD People
St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City 1945 F548.9 .N4 D73 1993
Stanley Crouch Notes of a Hanging Judge: Essays and Reviews, 1979-1989
Terry McMillan Waiting to Exhale Leisure Multicultural MCM OR PS3563.C3868 W35
Toni Morrison Beloved PS3563.O8749 B4
Toni Morrison Song of Solomon PS3563 .O8749 S66 1995
W.E.B. Du Bois Black Reconstruction In America, 1860-1880 E668 .D83
W.E.B. Du Bois The Souls of Black Folk 1903 E185.5 .D817 2003 & Online
Wallace Thurman Blacker The Berry
Walter Mosley Black Betty
William Wells Brown Clotel: Or, The Presidents Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States 1853 PS1139 .B9 A6 2014
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