Three African-American Classics: Up from Slavery; The Souls of Black Folk; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
This collection represents three highly influential leaders. Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass, both born into slavery, recount their rise from bondage to international recognition. W. E. B. Du Bois' landmark essays suggests a more aggressive approach to the civil rights movement. This is a recommended resource for "Picturing America" project from the National Endowment for the Humanities.