For Black History Month, I wanted to share some of my favorite novels, poems and related works that I have read. I really enjoyed reading these and learned so much history from. The words written within are so powerful, moving, raw, and captivating.
“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” — Maya Angelou, The Complete Collected Poems
“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Marrow of Tradition by Charles Chesnutt
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
“We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Classic Slave Narratives by Henry Louis Gates
Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted by Frances E. W. Harper
I Have A Dream (speech) by Martin Luther King Jr.
“On Being Brought from Africa to America” by Phillis Wheatley
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr.,