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. Illustration, “The First Colored Senatore and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States.” Selections from Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina. Henry M. Turner, Speech on the Eligibility… Hamburg Riot, in South Carolina in 1876. Blanche K. Bruce, Address to the United States Senate, in Congressional Globe. Frederick Douglass Protests Supreme Court Decision, in Proceedings of the Civil Rights Mass-Meeting… George H. White, “Address to the United States House of Representatives, 1901.”
2. The Age 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. A Shares Contract, “Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Texas.” Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896, Majority Opinion and Dissenting Opinion by Justice John Marshall Harlan. W.E.B. Du Bois on The Talented Teeth. Selections from Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery. Fred R. Moore, “Organizing Local Business League,”Report of the Fifth Annual Convention of the National Negro Business League…1904. “Peonage in the South,” in The Crisis, December 1910 and August 1911. Warren S. Reese to the Attorney General, June 15, 1903. Charles S. Johnson, Shadow of the Plantation. James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamund Johnson, “Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing.” Alice Dunbar-Nelson, “Negro Literature for Negro Pupils,”Southern Workman LI, Feb. 1922. W.E.B. Du Bois, “To the Nations of the World,” Address of the Pan-African Congress. W.E.B. Du Bois, “The Niagara Movement,”Voice of the Negro II. Second Annual Report, N.A.A.C.P., Jan. 1, 1912 and Report of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for the Years 1917 and 1918, Eighth and Ninth Annual Reports. Mary Church Terrell, “Club Work of Colored Women,”Southern Workman XXX, August 1901. Selections from Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice from the South. Selections from the Autobiography of Amanda Berry Smith.
3. The Urban Condition.
“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. Walter F. White, “The Race Conflict in Arkansas,” in The Survey LXIII (December 13, 1919). East St. Louis Riots documents. Ella Baker and Marvel Cooke, “The Bronx Slave Market” in The Crisis XLII, November 1935. Amy Jacques-Garvey ed., Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey. Arthur Huff Fauset, Black Gods of the Metropolis… Selections from James Weldon Johnson, Black Manhattan. Selections from Black Life in Washington D.C. Selections from W.E.B. Du Bois, The Philadelphia Negro. Selections from Arna Bontemps and Jack Conroy, They Seek a City. Langston Hughes, The Big Sea. Alain Locke, The New Negro, Introduction. Charles Johnson, Ebony and Topaz, Introduction. Selections from Gerda Lerner, Black Women in White America.
4. A New Deal for Blacks.
“Resolutions of the Second Armenia Conference, August 18-21, 1933.” Roi Ottley, New World A-Coming. The Official Proceedings of the National Negro Congress. Selections from Victoria Byerly ed., Hard Times. John P. Davis, “A Black Inventory of the New Deal,”Crisis XLII, May 1935. 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. “Statement of William H. Hastie Recently Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War,” in Baltimore Afro-American, February 2, 1943. Selections from Mary McLeod Bethune, My Legacy. “To Secure These Rights,” President's Commission on Civil Rights, 1947. Barbara Doyle, The Etiquette of Race Relations. Charles Johnson, Patterns of Negro Segregation.
5. Eyes on the Prize.
Kenneth Clark, “The Background: The Social Scientists,”Journal of Social Issues IX, 1953. Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas, 1954. Martin Luther King, Jr., Our Struggle: The Story of Montgomery. Selections from Daisy Bates, The Long Shadow of Little Rock. Freedom Songs, “We Shall Overcome,” “We Shall Never Turn Back.” “Program of the Chicago Freedom Movement.” Founding Statement of SNCC. The Radical Education Project, Black Power SNCC Speaks for Itself: A Collection of Interviews and Statements. Civil Rights Act, 1964, Voting Rights Act, 1965. Stokely Carmichael on Black Power in Notes and Comment. Malcolm X, “Message to the Grassroots,” in George Breitman ed., Malcolm X Speaks… Report of the National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders. Police Statement on Black Panthers in Riots, Civil and Criminal Disorders…
6. And Still We Are Not Saved.
The Combahee River Collective, A Black Feminist Statement, 1974. Selected Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action. June Jordan, “Notes from the Bahamas,” in On Call. Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, “Speech Before the National Conference of Black Mayors,” Hartford, Connecticut, April 19, 1985. Mayor Harold Washington's Plan for Urban Restoration, 1984. Sam R. Delany, “The Possibility of Possibilities,” in In the Life. A. Leon Higginbotham, “An Open Letter to Justice Clarence Thomas from a Federal Judicial Colleague.” African American Women in Defense of Ourselves, New York Times, 1991. Call for the Million Man March, 1995. Article on the history of Hip Hop. Selections from Essex Hemphill and Joseph Beam, Brother to Brother. L.A. Riots. Black Conservatives: Thomas Sowell, “False Assumptions about Black Education” in The Fairmont Papers. Article on Crack from Source Magazine.show more