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Blackhistory-101 members have access to our growing list of books and free downloadable material. Check this page often to see what new publications are available.

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souls-of-black-folk-jpgOur first free download is Souls of Black Folks, by W.E.B. Du Bois. Publish in 1903, Du Bois published many books, lectured, taught, and was one of the founders of the NAACP. Souls of Blacks Folks calls for the empowerment of the black people and the black community.

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gettysburgOn Thursday, November 19, 1963, President Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Gettysburg Address is only 10 sentences and Lincoln’s speech was only a few minutes. Download your written copy of the speech here.

 

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Frederick_Douglass_c1860sPublished in 1855, the former slave, then free, Frederick Douglass, wrote an autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom. Douglass manages to convey to the reader the real meaning of race, slavery, freedom and the response the nation would take as a result of the pending Civil War.

 

 

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Written by a staunch abolitionist, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, depicts the despicable life of those held in slavery in the United States. Written in 1852, this novel was one of the instrumental tools to rally the anti-slavery forces of the North.

 

 

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Booker T. Washington, born into slavery, shortly before emancipation, was the most prominent African-American of the late 19th century. Washington’s views on confronting civil rights was at odds with the NAACP. His autobiography, Up From Slavery, was first published in 1901.

 

 

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william-stillWilliam Still (1821-1902), worked to chronicle the activity of the fugitive slave in The Underground Railroad. Mr. Still contributed to the desegregation of public facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey through his persuasion of the state legislatures. Still is known as the “Father” of the Underground Railroad. In 1997, the U.S. Congress authorized a program to identify sites that were used by the Underground Railroad.

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us-constitutionThe United States Constitution, created in 1787 and put into effect in 1789, is the supreme law of the United States. The Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation, the law that was in effect after the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

 

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30years-a-slaveLouis Hughes was born a slave in 1832 on a plantation in Virginia. Hughes, the son of a white man and a slave woman writes 30 Years A Slave, to accurately depict the life of a slave. The dehumanization of Blacks is a particular focus of Hughes.

 

 

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matthew-hensonMatthew A. Henson was an explorer with substantial sea experience. Henson was born in Maryland the child of free blacks. With many years of contact with arctic natives Henson spoke Inuit languages fluently. A Negro Explorer at the North Pole, recounts his 23 years of expeditions.

 

 

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stevens-ebook-coverThaddeus Stevens – Radical Republican

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Declaration of Independence

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The U. S. Bill of Rights

 

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kelly-millerKelly’s Miller’s History of the World War for Human Rights

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henry_flipper-1Henry O. Flipper – The Colored Cadet of West Point

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I Have A Dream – Speech text by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The History of the Negro Church, by Charles G. Woodson

 

 

 

 


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Huey P. Newton – Minister of Defense

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Huey P. Newton – Genius by Eldrdge Cleaver

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Tales_of_the_Jazz_AgeTales of the Jazz Age (1922) is a collection of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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James Weldon Johnson
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

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