Negro Caravan

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THE NEGRO CARAVAN

Writings by American Negroes • Selected and
Edited by Sterling A. Brown, Howard University;
Arthur P. Davis, Virginia Union University; and
Ulysses Lee, Lincoln University

THE DRYDEN PRESS • PUBLISHERS
New York

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Table of Contents ix
  • Introduction 2
  • I- Short Stories 09
  • Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) 17
  • Jean Toomer (1894-) 27
  • Rudolph Fisher (1897-1934) 41
  • John F. Matheus (1887-) 54
  • Cecil Blue (1903-) 65
  • George Schuyler (1895- ) 74
  • From Black Warriors 86
  • Slave on the Block 89
  • Chester Himes (1907-) 101
  • Bright and Morning Star 105
  • II- Novels (selections) 137
  • [speculating in Slaves] 138
  • Martin R. Delany (1812-1885) 145
  • [conspiracy] 151
  • [the Storm Breaks] 161
  • J. A. Rogers (1883-) 168
  • [the Porter Debates the Senator] 173
  • Jessie Fauset 181
  • Claude Mckay (1889-) 189
  • Rudolph Fisher (1897-1934) 196
  • [miss Cramp and the Function] 203
  • [a World-Shaking Discovery] 213
  • Wallace Thurman (1902-1934) 220
  • Langston Hughes (1902- ) 224
  • [dance] 230
  • George E. Lee (1894-) 235
  • Arna Bontemps (1902-) 244
  • [conspirators] 254
  • William Attaway (1912-) 268
  • III- Poetry 273
  • Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784) 283
  • George Moses Horton, Myself 287
  • Frances E. W. Harper (1825-1911) 290
  • Eliza Harris 293
  • From Twasinta''s Seminoles; Or, Rape of Florida Canto I 297
  • Ere Sleep Comes Down to Soothe the Weary Eyes 303
  • When Ol'' Sis'' Judy Pray 316
  • W. S. Braithwaite (1878-) 317
  • The Watchers 318
  • James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) 321
  • O Black and Unknown Bards 324
  • Go Down Death 329
  • Saint Peter Relates an Incident of the Resurrection Day 331
  • 4- Tuskegee 338
  • The Suppliant 339
  • Surrender 341
  • The Tragedy of Pete 344
  • Fenton Johnson (1888-) 346
  • The Scarlet Woman 347
  • Baptism 348
  • Life-Long, Poor Browning . . 351
  • Georgia Dusk 355
  • To John Keats, Poet. at Springtime 357
  • To Melody 363
  • The Last Quarter Moon of the Dying Year 364
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers (to W. E. B. Dubois) 366
  • No Images 374
  • Frank Horne (1899-) 378
  • A Black Man Talks of Reaping 379
  • Slim in Hell 381
  • Old Lem 386
  • Break of Day 387
  • Snapshots of the Cotton South 391
  • Melvin B. Tolson (1908-) 398
  • Owen Dodson (1914-) 401
  • Miss Packard and Miss Giles 403
  • Prophecy 404
  • Speech 405
  • Margaret Walker (1915-) 409
  • IV- Folk Literature 411
  • The Spirituals 412
  • Steal Away 434
  • Song 446
  • Aphorisms 451
  • Work Songs and Social Songs 465
  • Me and My Captain 470
  • Dink''s Blues 472
  • Folk Tales 481
  • V- Drama 493
  • Bad Man 506
  • Thomas D. Pawley, Jr. (1917-) 520
  • Owen Dodson (1914-) 534
  • Theodore Ward (1908-) 561
  • VI- Speeches, Pamphlets, and Letters 573
  • [attack upon Abjectness and Ignorance] 587
  • [extinguishing an Extinguisher] 594
  • An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America 600
  • Letter to His Master 607
  • Samuel Ringgold Ward (1817-C. 1864) 622
  • Martin R. Delany (1812-1885) 625
  • [condition of Free Negroes] 633
  • Charles Langston (1817-1892) 639
  • [speech before Sentence] 641
  • Charlotte Forten (1837-1914) 647
  • George H. White (1852-1918) 660
  • From the Exodus 666
  • Booker T. Washington (1858-1915) 673
  • Marcus Garvey (1887-1939) 677
  • Howard Thurman (1899-) 681
  • Good News for the Underprivileged 685
  • Biography 693
  • Autobiography 694
  • [abolitionist Rescue] 703
  • [home at Dawn] 710
  • Solomon Northup (1807-) 714
  • Treatment of Slaves on Lloyd''s Plantation 719
  • Daniel A. Payne(1811-1893) 728
  • [young Schoolmaster] 732
  • Booker T. Washington (1859-1915) 742
  • William Pickens (1881-) 746
  • A Christian Missionary College 753
  • W. E. B. Dubois (1868-) 757
  • [the Dubois-Washington Controversy] 763
  • Angelo Herndon (1913-) 777
  • Captain F. and the Mayor of Norfolk 784
  • Benjamin G. Brawley (1882-1939) 793
  • Arthur Huff Fauset (1899-) 798
  • Angelina W. GrimkÉ (1880-) 804
  • Edward Arnold (1863-) 809
  • VIII- Essays 821
  • Historical Essays 822
  • History Made to Order 838
  • The Federal Writers'' Project 847
  • George Washington Williams (1849-1891) 863
  • From the Collapse of the Confederacy 871
  • Kelly Miller (1863-1939) 880
  • An Open Letter to Thomas Dixon, Jr 884
  • Charles S. Johnson (1893-) 896
  • E. Franklin Frazier (1894-) 904
  • Abram L. Harris (1899-) 910
  • [the Disfranchisement of the Negro] 924
  • The Education of the Negro in the United States 936
  • Alain Locke (1886-) 948
  • James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) 960
  • [early Negro Shows] 967
  • Of the Sorrow Songs 974
  • [early Jam] *
  • The Negro Dance *
  • A Visit to Dunbar's Tomb *
  • Walter White (1893-) 1005
  • Allison Davis (1902-) *
  • Horace Mann Bond (1904-) *
  • A Negro Looks at His South *
  • The Confessions of an Unwilling Nordic *
  • Chronology 1061
  • Index of Authors and Selections 1078
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