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The Black Experience in America: 18th-20th Century

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A collection of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, drama, and speeches about African Americans. Subjects range from late 18th Century epistolary conversations between black Baptist preachers to 1930s testimony by ex-slaves.


Ex-slave James Bolton - United States Work Projects Administration Death of Charles - by Ida B. Wells-Barnett Fifty Years - by James Weldon Johnson Personal Liberty Laws - by Marion Gleason McDougall Reporting - by Henry Ossian Flipper The Ku Klux Klan - by Eyre Damer Your Negro Neighbor - by Benjamin Griffith Brawley The Praline Woman - by Alice Dunbar Nelson Ex-Slave Minnie Davis - United States Work Projects Administration Where the Negro Lives - by Mary White Ovington Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl and De Moon - by James Weldon Johnson A Plea For Industrial Opportunity by Fanny Jackson Coppin Sketches of the Black Baptist Church - by Various Lawing and Jawing - by Zora Neale Hurston Excerpt from The Future of the American Negro - by Booker T. Washington Hot Foot Hannibal - by Charles Waddell Chesnutt The Passing Tradition and The African Civilization - by Monroe Nathan Work The Sunday School and Church... - by Daniel Webster Davis Ex-Slave Pierce Cody - United States Work Projects Administration Here Comes A Young Man Courting - by Thomas Washington Talley 'Lazy' - by James Weldon Johnson Of The Meaning of Progress - by W. E. B. Du Bois.

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