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The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I Have a Dream" and Other Great Writings
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Clayborne Carson


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $12.99

A collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for the first time as an ebook

The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here... Read more >
Notes of a Native Son
Notes of a Native Son
Written by James Baldwin, Foreword by Edward P. Jones
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807006115
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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $27.95

A new edition of the book many have called James Baldwin’s most influential work

Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil... Read more >
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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $27.95

A new edition published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Baldwin’s death, including a new introduction by an important contemporary writer
 
Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies... Read more >
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Notes of a Native Son
Notes of a Native Son
Written by James Baldwin, Foreword by Edward P. Jones
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807006238
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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.00

A new edition of the book many have called James Baldwin’s most influential work

Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil...

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The Long Walk to Freedom
The Long Walk to Freedom
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807069127
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The Long Walk to Freedom
Runaway Slave Narratives
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $28.95

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and... Read more >
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The Long Walk to Freedom
Runaway Slave Narratives
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $28.95

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often... Read more >
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
Written by James Weldon Johnson, Edited by Rudolph Byrd, Foreword by Charles Johnson
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ISBN: 9780307796868
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson

Written by James Weldon Johnson
Edited by Rudolph Byrd
Foreword by Charles Johnson


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $2.99

“A canonical collection, splendidly and sensitively edited by Rudolph Byrd.”
–Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold... Read more >
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Letters from Black America
Letters from Black America
Edited by Pamela Newkirk
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807001158
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Letters from Black America
Intimate Portraits of the African American Experience
Edited by Pamela Newkirk


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $18.00

The first-ever narrative history of African Americans told through their own letters
 
Letters from Black America fills a literary and historical void by presenting the spectrum of African American experience in the most intimate way possible—through the heartfelt correspondence of those who lived through monumental changes and pivotal events, from the... Read more >
Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and... Read more >
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The Huey P. Newton Reader

Written by Huey P Newton
Edited by David Hilliard and Donald Weise
Foreword by Fredrika Newton


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

The first comprehensive collection of writings by the Black Panther Party founder and revolutionary icon of the black liberation era, The Huey P. Newton Reader combines now-classic texts ranging in topic from the formation of the Black Panthers, African Americans and armed self-defense, Eldridge Cleaver’s controversial expulsion from the Party, FBI... Read more >
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Grand Central Winter
Grand Central Winter
Written by Lee Stringer, Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut
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ISBN: 9781583229187
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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.95

Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and... Read more >
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The Sport of the Gods
The Sport of the Gods
Written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and David Bradley
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307434609
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The Sport of the Gods
and Other Essential Writings
Written by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and David Bradley


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2010
Price: $2.99

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872—1906) overcame racism and poverty to become one of the best-known authors in America, and the first African American to earn a living from his poetry, fiction, drama, journalism, and lectures. This original collection includes the short novel The Sport of the Gods, Dunbar’s essential essays and short... Read more >
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Best African American Essays 2010
Best African American Essays 2010
Written by Gerald Early and Randall Kennedy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553385373
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Best African American Essays 2010

Written by Gerald Early and Randall Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $16.00

Here is the superb second edition of the annual anthology devoted to the best nonfiction writing by African American authors—provocative works from an unprecedented and unforgettable year when truth was stranger (and more inspiring) than fiction.
 
The galvanizing election of Barack Obama was on the minds—and the pages—of authors everywhere. Best African... Read more >
Forever a Hustler's Wife
Forever a Hustler's Wife
Written by Nikki Turner, Read by Bahni Turpin
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739381441
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Forever a Hustler's Wife

Written by Nikki Turner
Read by Bahni Turpin


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $20.00

The high priestess of the hood, Nikki Turner, is back with the novel fans have been feenin’ for: the sequel to her #1 bestselling novel, A Hustler’s Wife.

Des, Virginia’s slickest gangsta, is about to become a dad when he is charged with the murder of his own attorney. But with... Read more >
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The Best of Emerge Magazine
The Best of Emerge Magazine
Written by George Curry
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307514158
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The Best of Emerge Magazine

Written by George Curry


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $15.99

The 1990s. African Americans achieved more influence–and faced more explosive issues–than ever before. One word captured those times. One magazine expressed them. Emerge.

In those ten years, with an impressive circulation of 170,000 and more than forty national awards to its credit, Emerge became a serious part of the American mainstream. Time... Read more >
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
Written by James Weldon Johnson, Edited by Rudolph Byrd, Foreword by Charles Johnson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812975321
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson

Written by James Weldon Johnson
Edited by Rudolph Byrd
Foreword by Charles Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $15.00

“A canonical collection, splendidly and sensitively edited by Rudolph Byrd.”
–Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold... Read more >
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Mozart and Leadbelly
Mozart and Leadbelly
Written by Ernest J. Gaines
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307426956
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Mozart and Leadbelly

Written by Ernest J. Gaines


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

In this collection of stories and essays, the beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer. Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft, these writings by Ernest J... Read more >
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Mozart and Leadbelly
Mozart and Leadbelly
Written by Ernest J. Gaines
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ISBN: 9781400096459
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Mozart and Leadbelly

Written by Ernest J. Gaines


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $12.95

In this collection of stories and essays, the beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer. Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft, these writings by Ernest J... Read more >
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Fledgling
Fledgling
Written by Octavia E. Butler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583226902
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Fledgling
A Novel
Written by Octavia E. Butler


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $24.95

Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she... Read more >
The Sport of the Gods
The Sport of the Gods
Written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and David Bradley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812972795
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The Sport of the Gods
and Other Essential Writings
Written by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and David Bradley


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $23.00

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872—1906) overcame racism and poverty to become one of the best-known authors in America, and the first African American to earn a living from his poetry, fiction, drama, journalism, and lectures. This original collection includes the short novel The Sport of the Gods, Dunbar’s essential essays and short... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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