THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRIMARY SOURCE READER

Evan Wade

ISBN-13: 978-1-935987-72-7

# pages: 264

 

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Description

In this anthology historian Evan Wade brilliantly weaves together Jim Crow laws, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, speeches, essays, executive orders, and organization statements to narrate the history of the Black experience in America from 1865 to present. Highlighted are triumphant moments in African American history and historic barriers the African American community faced to get to where they are now. Included in this anthology are the works of Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary Church Terrell, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and other great Black notables.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART I

THE RISE OF JIM CROW

CHAPTER 1 Reconstruction Amendments

CHAPTER 2 United States Civil Rights Act of 1866

CHAPTER 3 United States Civil Rights Act of 1875

CHAPTER 4 Laws Defining Race

CHAPTER 5 Interracial Marriage Bans

CHAPTER 6 Segregated Schools

CHAPTER 7  Segregated Transportation

CHAPTER 8 Voting Barriers

CHAPTER 9 Vagrancy Laws

CHAPTER 10 Organization and Principles of the Ku Klux Klan

CHAPTER 11 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling—Plessy v Ferguson

PART II

BLACK RESPONSES TO JIM CROW

CHAPTER 12 Frederick Douglass—“The Race Problem”

CHAPTER 13 Ida B. Wells-Barnett—Lynch Law in Georgia

CHAPTER 14 Ida B. Wells-Barnett—”To the Members of the Anti-Lynching Bureau”

CHAPTER 15 Mary Church Terrell—”Lynching from the Negro’s Point of View”

CHAPTER 16 The Niagara Movement—“Declaration of Principles”

CHAPTER 17 Booker T. Washington—“The Atlanta Exposition Address”

CHAPTER 18 Elizabeth Hobson, et al.—“A Report Concerning the Colored Women of the South”

CHAPTER 19 W. E. B. Du Bois—“The Talented Tenth”

CHAPTER 20 W. E. B. Du Bois—“Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others”

CHAPTER 21 UNIA—“Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World”

CHAPTER 22 Marcus Garvey—“An Appeal to the Conscience of the Black Race to See Itself”

CHAPTER 23 Marcus Garvey—“The True Solution of the Negro Problem”

CHAPTER 24 Claude McKay—Harlem Renaissance Poetry

CHAPTER 25 Langston Hughes —Harlem Renaissance Poetry

CHAPTER 26 Carter G. Woodson—The Mis-Education of the Negro

PART III

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND BLACK POWER

CHAPTER 27 Harry Truman—Executive Order No. 9981

CHAPTER 28 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling—Brown v Board of Education of Topeka (No. 1)

CHAPTER 29 Elijah Muhammad—“The Muslim Program”

CHAPTER 30 Martin Luther King, Jr.—Letter from a Birmingham Jail

CHAPTER 31 24th Amendment of the United States Constitution

CHAPTER 32 Malcolm X—“The Ballot or the Bullet”

CHAPTER 33 Fannie Lou Hamer—Congressional Testimony

CHAPTER 34 United States Civil Rights Act of 1964

CHAPTER 35 Alabama Literacy Test

CHAPTER 36 United States Voting Rights Act of 1965

CHAPTER 37 Lyndon Johnson–Executive Order No. 11246

CHAPTER 38 Stokely Carmichael—“The Chicago Black Power Speech”

CHAPTER 39 The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense: 10-Point Program

CHAPTER 40 Martin Luther King, Jr.—“Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam”

APPENDICES

APPENDIX I The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

APPENDIX II Supreme Court Cases Involving Questions of Racial Equality

APPENDIX III United States Congress Civil Rights Acts

About the Author(s): Evan Wade

Evan Wade is an associate professor of History at San Joaquin Delta College where he teaches courses in African American history and U.S. history. His research specialty focuses on 20th-century African American studies with a focus on Black nationalism. A native of Richmond, California, he is a proud graduate of Morehouse College and the University of Connecticut.

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