African American Voices: A Documentary Reader from Emancipation to the Present

By Leslie Brown, Associate Professor of History. Wiley-Blackwell. February 2014. Compelling and enlightening, this collection of primary source documents allows African-American voices to speak unmediated to today’s students. African American Voices includes documents that range from the emancipation to the present day. In rendering diverse black voices – male and female; rural and urban; elite, middle- and working-class; radical and conservative – across regions and generations, African American Voices explores how African Americans shaped, and were shaped by, one of American history’s greatest motifs: the realization of fundamental freedoms and rights.