If We Must Die, Claude McKay
And Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
For My People, Margaret Walker
Excerpts from Autobiographies
The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass (New York: Anchor Books, 1963, originally published in 1845).
In My Place, by Charlene Hunger-Gault (New York: Vintage Books, 1992).
Assata, by Assata Shakur (Chicago: Lawrence Hill, 1987).
Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington (New York: Buccaneer, originally published in 1901).
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm and Halex Haley (New York: Ballantine Books, 1965).
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison (New York: Vintage Press, 1952).
The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison (New York: Plume, 1970).
Coffee Will Make You Black, by April Sinclair (New York: Avon, 1994).
A Question of Color (Kathe Sandler, St. Clair Bourne, and Luke Harris))
Sankofa (Haile Gerima)
Roots (television series)
Imitation of Life (1934)
A Raisin In the Sun
School Daze (Spike Lee)
Non-Fiction Resources for Teachers
Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, by Lerone Bennett, Jr. (New York: Penguin Books, 1975).
The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color Among African Americans, by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, and Ronald Hall (New York: Anchor Books, 1992).
Wretched of the Earth, by Frantz Fanon (New York: Grove Press, 1965).
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, by Walter Rodney (Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1980).
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum (New York: Basic Books, 1997).