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SOURCES IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, a new primary and secondary source reader, includes many selections that will be familiar to you, such as THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION or DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING'S LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL. However other documents such as Lucy Parson's 1886 speech, "I AM AN ANARCHIST" or AFRICAN AMERICANS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY: A MANIFESTO are included precisely because the rarely gain exposure beyond the gaze of a handful of experts in a particular subfield of African American history. This two-volume reader begins with medieval readings from the continent of Africa up to readings related to the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to encompass the enormous breadth and range of documents that reflect on African American life in the United States.
1. RACE IN A NEW CENTURY. George H. White's Farewell Address To Congress. Black Soldiers On The Filipino Insurrection, 1901. Ida B Wells On Booker T Washington. W.E.B. Dubois And The Talented Tenth. Cartoon: American Logic. The Boston "Riot" As Described By William Monroe Trotter. The Niagara Movement. W.E.B. Dubois Writes A Schoolgirl, 1905. Brownsville, 1906. The Springfield Riot. THE CRISIS: The First Editorial, 1910. Early Housing Discrimination: A 1911 St. Louis Restrictive Covenant. The NAACP Challenges The Segregation Of Federal Employees. The National Urban League. William Monroe Trotter Confronts President Wilson. Cartoon: Woman To The Rescue. The Houston Mutiny & Race Riot: One Soldier's Last Words. 1920: The NAACP Faces The Future. Lynching In America: Black And White Women Respond. 2. THE GREAT MIGRATION, BLACKS IN THE URBAN NORTH. Why They Leave The South. Black Southerners Explain The Exodus. Black Migration From The South, 1910 1970. The Great Migration: One Black Family Moves North. Charles Denby Describes His Work. Greeting African American Newcomers To Detroit, 1917. East St. Louis: An American Pogrom. Big Bill Thompson And The Black Vote. "Close Ranks". "We Return Fighting". The Chicago Defender Describes The Race Riot. The Chicago Commission On Race Relations Explains The Riot Of 1919. Sweet Home, Chicago. Mary Mcleod Bethune: The Problem Of The City Dweller. 3. PROSPERITY AND DEPRESSION. Central Avenue: The "Pulse" Of Black Los Angeles. Racial Violence On The Southern Plains: Tulsa, 1921. Harlem Women: Race, Class and Gender. Betterment Organizations Among Harlem Women. A League Of Their Own: Founding The Negro Baseball League. Jack Johnson Is A Dandy. Table: White And Black Education In 1924: A Comparison. Alain Locke Describes The "New Negro" In 1925. Langston Hughes Recalls Harlem During The Renaissance. Harlem Renaissance Poetry: "If We Must Die". Harlem Renaissance Poetry: "I Want To Die While You Love Me". The Debate Over "Racial" Art. Zora On "Being Colored". Marcus Garvey's Views On Race And Nation. Cartoon: The New Negro. Marcus Garvey: A Seattle Woman Remembers. "A Lunatic Or A Traitor". The Messenger: A Black Socialist Newspaper. James Weldon Johnson On Communism. Black "Pilgrims" In The Soviet Union. Negro Women In Steel. Franklin Roosevelt: Two Views. Charles Hamilton Houston Outlines The Campaign Against School Segregation. Segregated Baseball, 1939. Kenny Washington At UCLA, 1937. 4. WORLD WAR II AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. A. Philip Randolph Calls For the March On Washington. Cartoon: The Old Run Around. Executive Order 8802. Dr. Charles Drew And "Segregated" Blood. "Can Negroes Really Fly Airplanes". Black Women Migrate To The East Bay. Lyn Childs Confronts A Racist Act. Walter White On The Detroit Race Riot Of 1943. The Liberation Of The Death Camps. African America And International Affairs: A Rising Wind. Ebony, Vol. 1, No. 1. A Conservative's Outlook, 1946. Civil Rights & Organized Labor In The South: Moranda Smith Speaks. "Live Anywhere!" High Court Rules. President Truman And Civil Rights. Army Integration In The Korean War. Paul Robeson Sings On The Border. Agricultural Mechanization And Black Labor. Table: Black Student Enrollment In Colleges, 1941-1942. Table: Black Faculty In White Institutions, 1947. Sports And Race: The Jackie Robinson Saga. 5. WE SHALL OVERCOME, 1950-1965. Brown V. Topeka Board Of Education. Rosa Parks Refuses To Move: The Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Victory, 1956. Elizabeth Eckford At Little Rock's Central High School. President Eisenhower Sends Troops To Little Rock, 1957. Table: With All Deliberate Speed. The First Sit-In: Wichita, Kansas, 1958. The Greensboro Sit-In. The Fight For The Vote: Fayette County, Tennessee, 1960. Revolution In Mississippi. James Meredith At "Old Miss". Letter From A Birmingham Jail. Martin Luther King And The Fbi. Letters From Mississippi. Fannie Lou Hamer Testifies At The Democratic National Convention, 1964. Sex, Race, And The Movement. Murder In Mississippi. David Dennis Speaks At The Memorial For James Chaney. President Johnson Proposes The Voting Rights Act. The Moynihan Report. Loving V Virginia. 6. BLACK POWER, 1965-1975. The Black Nationalist Alternative. Malcolm X "On White Oppression". The Assassination Of Malcolm X. Watts: A City Explodes. Black Power: The Origin Of A Slogan. Stokley Carmichael On Black Liberation. Cartoon: Back To Africa. Sncc Statement On Vietnam, January 6, 1966. Cleveland Sellers And The Draft. The Kerner Commission On Race In America. The Black Panther Party. Black Power Comes To Cleveland: The Election Of Carl Stokes. "Death Was A Distinct Possibility Last Night". The University Of Washington Black Student Union. Angela Davis On Black Men And The Movement. The Black Scholar. Toward A National Black Political Agenda: The Gary Convention, 1972. Atlanta Elects First Black Mayor. Black Feminists Organize, 1973. Elaine Brown: Black Panther. Barbara Jordan And The Richard Nixon Impeachment. 7. AFRICAN AMERICANS IN A CONSERVATIVE ERA. Lyndon Baines Johnson Calls For Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action: A Brief History. Race And The Suburbanization Of America. Black Wealth And Poverty, 1993. The Reginald Lewis Story. Robert Johnson, Billionaire Capitalist. Cartoon: From Colored To African American. Jesse Jackson And The Rainbow Coalition, 1984. The Governor Of Virginia. South Africa And African Americans. Blacks And Jews: The Politics Of Resentment. Asian Americans And African Americans: Differences And Similarities. The Shrinking Minority. The New Black Conservatives. Clarence Thomas Speaks Out. The Underclass, A Definition. The Language Of Segregation. Korean Green Grocers: Challenge And Opportunity. Crippin: The Rise Of Black Gangs In Post-Watts Los Angeles. "Crack Is Just Jim Crow In A Pipe". Crime And Punishment: Two Black Generations Collide. The Million Man March Pledge. The California Civil Rights Initiative, 1996. 8. INTO THE 21ST CENTURY, NEW DIRECTIONS, COMPLICATING IDENTITIES. Black Migration: The Return To The South. Feminism And Black Women In The 1990s. Anita Hill Testifies Before Congress. African American Women In Defense Of Ourselves. The Gender Gap In The 21st Century. The Sexist In Me. The 2000 Census: Two Or More Races Population. Which Side Are You On? Out Of Africa: African Immigration To The United States. Godwin Ajala At The World Trade Center, 2001. Huey P. Newton On The Gay And Women's Liberation Movements. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted. Does Your Mama Know About Me?. Hip-Hop Nation. Barak Obama Keynote Address At The Democratic National Convention, 2004. African Americans And Environmental History: A Manifesto. In The Eye Of The Storm: Race And Katrina. African American Population Of The United States, 1900-2000.