African American Literary Classics

This set features some of the most influential works from African American writers from the 19th and 20th centuries. These authors confronted social issues — from racism and segregation, to feminism and equality as a whole — and their powerful words changed the course of American history. We wrapped this collection in custom book jackets designed with black and gold covers inspired by the sophistication of leather-bound books. 

Books are subject to change, but may include the following: 

  1. The Collected Essays by James Baldwin
    • Notes of a Native Son
    • Nobody Knows My Name
    • The Fire Next Time
    • No Name in the Street
    • The Devil Finds Work
    • Other Essays
  2. Autobiographies by Frederick Douglass
    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
    • My Bondage and My Freedom
    • Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
  3. Writings by W.E.B. Du Bois
    • The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade
    • The Souls of Black Folk
    • Dusk of Dawn
    • Essays and Articles
  4. Novels and Stories by Zora Neale Hurston
    • Jonah’s Gourd Vine
    • Their Eyes Were Watching God
    • Moses, Man of the Mountain
    • Seraph on the Suwanee
    • Selected Stories
  5. Later Works by Richard Wright
    • Black Boy (American Hunger)
    • The Outsider

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