African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook

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AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTOBIOGRAPHERS

A Sourcebook

Edited by
EMMANUEL S. NELSON

Greenwood Press
Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xiii
  • Elizabeth Laura Adams 1
  • Hilton Als 5
  • Maya Angelou 10
  • James Baldwin 29
  • Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) 37
  • Henry Walton Bibb 42
  • Gwendolyn Brooks 47
  • Claude Brown 51
  • William Wells Brown 56
  • Leroy Eldridge Cleaver 61
  • Lucilee Clifton 68
  • Angela Yvonne Davis 73
  • Lucy A. Delaney 79
  • Samual R. Delany 83
  • Toi Derricotte 90
  • Frederick Douglass 95
  • W.E.B. Du Bois 110
  • Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson 119
  • Zilpha Elaw 123
  • Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington 128
  • Olaudah Equiano 132
  • Julia A.J. Foote 138
  • Patrice Gaines 143
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 147
  • Nikki Giovanni 151
  • Maria Golden 156
  • Richard "Dick" Claxton Gregory 161
  • Sutton Elbert Griggs 166
  • James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw 171
  • Juanita Harrison 175
  • Josiah Henson 179
  • Chester Bomar Hines 185
  • Bell Hooks 192
  • Langston Hughes 197
  • Zora Neale Hurston 208
  • Elizabeth Keckley 220
  • Jamaica Kincaid 225
  • Jarena Lee 230
  • Audre Geraldine Lorde 236
  • Malcom X 246
  • John Marrant 255
  • James McBride 259
  • Nathan J. McCall 264
  • Janet McDonald 270
  • Claude McKay 274
  • Anne Moody 280
  • Pauli Murray 286
  • Solomon Northup 290
  • Gwendolyn M. Parker 295
  • Eliza C. Potter 299
  • Nancy Gardner Prince 303
  • J. Saunders Redding 307
  • Sarah Rice 314
  • Eslanda Goode Robeson 319
  • George Samuel Schuyler 323
  • Maria Seacole 328
  • Brent Staples 333
  • Maria W. Stewart 338
  • Sojourner Truth 344
  • Nat Turner 351
  • Gloria Wade-Gayles 355
  • Alice Walker 360
  • Booker T. Washington 365
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett 373
  • John Edgar Wideman 379
  • Harriet E. Wilson 386
  • Richard Wright 391
  • Selected Bibliography 407
  • Index 409
  • About the Editor and Contributors 413
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