Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (General Editor, Harvard University)Nellie Y. McKay (General Editor)William L. Andrews (Editor)Houston A. Baker, Jr. (Editor, Duke University), Et Al.

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The Norton Anthology of African American Literature


Book Contents | Audio CD Contents

      DISC 1: MUSIC

      Maple Leaf Rag, Scott Joplin

      Maple Leaf Rag, Jelly Roll Morton

      Go Down, Moses, Paul Robeson

      Steal Away to Jesus, Bernice Johnson Reagon

      Been in the Storm So Long, Fisk Jubilee Singers

      Ezekiel Saw de Wheel, Tuskegee Choir

      This Little Light of Mine, Viola James & Congregation

      Soon I Will Be Done, Mahalia Jackson

      Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Clara Ward

      Rosie, Inmates of Parchman Farm

      You May Go But This Will Bring You Back, Zora Neale Hurston

      Good Morning Blues, Leadbelly

      C. C. Rider, Ma Rainey

      Sunnyland, Elmore James

      Backwater Blues, Bessie Smith

      Beale St. Blues, Big Maybelle

      Rock Me, Baby, Lightnin’ Hopkins

      My Handy Man, Alberta Hunter

      Trumpet Mouthpiece Blues, Clark Terry

      It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Duke Ellington

      (What Did I Do To be So) Black and Blue, Louis Armstrong

      Strange Fruit, Billie Holiday

      Parker’s Mood, King Pleasure

      Four Women, Nina Simone

      Dancin’ in the Street, Martha and the Vandellas

      A Love Supreme, John Coltrane


      Atlanta Address [excerpt], Booker T. Washington

      Autobiography, W. E. B. DuBois

      If We Must Die, Claude McKay

      Strong Men, Sterling A. Brown

      The Creation, James Weldon Johnson

      The Way Out Is to Pray Out, Rev. G. I. Townsel

      The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Langston Hughes

      Heritage, Countee Cullen

      Elder Eatmore’s Sermon on Generosity, Bert Williams

      For My People, Margaret Walker

      Those Winter Sundays, Robert Hayden

      a song in the front yard, Gwendolyn Brooks

      We Real Cool, Gwendolyn Brooks

      Summer Words of a Sistuh Addict, Sonia Sanchez

      Nikki-Rosa, Nikki Giovanni

      Wailers, Amiri Baraka

      How Long Has Trane Been Gone? Jayne Cortez

      Dear John, Dear Coltrane, Michael Harper

      From Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

      Rita Dove introduces the Thomas and Beulah poems, the Event

      I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.

      The Ballot or the Bullet, Malcolm X

      The Message, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five