G-85. Why Black Bibliography Matters - Advance Reading List

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  • Preliminary Advices

    Admitted students are asked to bring a personal copy of Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) and/or of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf (date TBD) to the course. Other readings will be supplied via Google Drive.

  • Required Readings

    Schomburg, Arthur A. “The Negro Digs Up His Past.” Survey Graphic, March 1925, 670–72.

    Porter, Dorothy B. “Fifty Years of Collecting.” In Black Access: A Bibliography of Afro-American Bibliographies, compiled by Richard Newman (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1984), xvii–xxviii.

    Blockson, Charles L. “Black Giants in Bindings.” In Black Bibliophiles and Collectors: Preservers of Black History, ed. Elinor Des Verney Sinnette, W. Paul Coates, and Thomas C. Battle (Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1990), 117–28.