'Initiation, Liberia' by Lois Mailou Jones

Lois Mailou Jones, Initiation, Liberia

"Ain't I a Woman?"

Slavery and Freedom Literature

(Part A)


Part A:  Abolitionist and Slavery Literature

Part B:  Neo-Slave / Freedom Literature   

Part C: Resources: History,Theory,Topics 

 Abolitionist Fiction

Am I not a man and a brother? (abolitionist icon)

"Am I not a man and a brother?"
(Popular Abolitionist Icon)

Brown, William Wells

Child, Lydia Maria

Harper, Frances Watkins

Melville, Herman

Spofford, Harriet Prescott

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Wilson, Harriet E.

Other Resources

William Wells Brown

Lydia Maria Child

Frances Watkins Harper

Herman Melville

Harriet Prescott Spofford

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet E. Wilson

Other Resources

Slave Narratives

  Douglass portrait    Tubman portrait    Washington portrait    Wells portrait    DuBois portrait

Frederick Douglass/Harriet Tubman/Booker T. Washington/Ida B. Wells/W. E. B. DuBois   

"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness, an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."

(W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black folks, Chapter 1.)

DuBois, W.E.B.

Douglass, Frederick

Equiano, Olaudah

Jacobs, Harriet

Prince, Mary

Slave Narrative Excerpts

Washington, Booker T.

Other Resources

W.E.B. DuBois

Frederick Douglass

Olaudah Equiano

Harriet Jacobs

Mary Prince

Slave Narratives (excerpts edited by Steven Mintz)

Booker T. Washington

Other Resources

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