This anthology of black writers traces the evolution of African-American perspectives throughout American history, from the early years of slavery to the end of the twentieth century. The essays, manifestos, interviews, and documents assembled here, contextualized with critical commentaries from Marable and Mullings, introduce the reader to the character and important controversies of each period of black history. The selections represent a broad spectrum of ideology. Conservative, radical, nationalistic, and integrationist approaches can be found in almost every period, yet there have been striking shifts in the evolution of social thought and activism. The editors judiciously illustrate how both continuity and change affected the African-American community in terms of its internal divisions, class structure, migration, social problems, leadership, and protest movements. They also show how gender, spirituality, literature, music, and connections to Africa and the Caribbean played a prominent role in black life and history

Let Nobody Turn Us Around

  •  Marable, Manning (Editor), Mullings, Leith (Editor), Abu-Jamal, Mumia (Contribution by), Allen, Richard (Contribution by), Asante, Molefi Kete (Contribution by), Baldwin, James (Contribution by), Baraka, Amiri (Contribution by), Blyden, Edward Wilmot (Contribution by), Briggs, Cyril V (Contribution by), Carmichael, Stokely (Contribution by), Douglass, Frederick (Contribution by), Burghardt Du Bois, William Edward (Contribution by), Dunbar, Paul Laurence (Contribution by), Dunbar-Nelson, Alice Moore (Contribution by), Equiano, Olaudah (Contribution by), Farrakhan, Louis (Contribution by), Garnet, Henry Highland (Contribution by), Hamer, Fannie Lou (Contribution by), Watkins Harper, Frances Ellen (Contribution by), Hooks, Bell (Contribution by), Hughes, Langston (Contribution by), Johnson, James Weldon (Contribution by), King, Martin Luther (Contribution by), Lorde, Audre (Contribution by), X, Malcolm (Contribution by), Marshall, Thurgood (Contribution by), McKay, Claude (Contribution by), Muhammad, Elijah (Contribution by), Newton, Huey P (Contribution by), Northrup, Solomon (Contribution by), Parks, Rosa (Contribution by), Powell, Adam Clayton (Contribution by), Randolph, A Philip (Contribution by), Robeson, Paul (Contribution by), Robinson, Jo Ann (Contribution by), Pierre Ruffin, Josephine St (Contribution by), Rustin, Bayard (Contribution by), Stewart, Maria W (Contribution by), Terell, Mary Church (Contribution by), Truth, Sojourner (Contribution by), Turner, Nat (Contribution by), Walker, David (Contribution by), Washington, Booker T (Contribution by), Washington, Harold (Contribution by), Wells-Barnett, Ida B (Contribution by), Wilkins, Roy (Contribution by), Wilson, William Julius (Contribution by)


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