3 NEGRO CLASSICS Author:JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN 3 complete Negro Classics — UP FROM SLAVERY: is the autobiography of a great American, the facinating of Booker T. Washington. He was born the illegitimate son of a white man and a Negro slave and his struggle for education because the struggle of all his people for dignity in an alien society. — THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by W. E. B. Du Bois': is on... more »e of the undeniably great American books of our time, a literary classic that is at once a major sociological document. No other book has has greater influence on Negro thinging, and nowhere so passionately is the Negro's unique heritage and his kinship with all men described. This is the twenty-seventh edition of a major work.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN BY James Weldon Johnson: was published anonymously in 1912, and has been reprinted in hardcover six times prior to this edition. It is a remarkable human document on the life of the American Negro, a "profound interpretation of his feelings towards the white men and towards the members of his own race." It does not seem likely that any other book will be written that touches with such understanding and objectivity on the phenomenon of a Negro's "passing in a white society.« less