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Date
Author
Title
1773
Phillis Wheatley
"10 Poems by Phillis Wheatley (1773)"
"To Maecenas"
1776 - 1787
  U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution
1845
Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
1861
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
1903
W. E. B. Du Bois
The Souls of Black Folk
1907
Booker T. Washington
Up From Slavery
1913
W. E. B. Du Bois
“The Negro in Literature and Art”
1926
W. E. B. Du Bois
"Criteria of Negro Art"
Langston Hughes
"The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain"
1952
Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man
bell hooks
Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
1969
Carol Hanisch
The Personal is Political speech
1971
John Berger
Ways of Seeing
1977
Elinor Reichlin
"Faces of Slavery: A Historical Find"
1981
Angela Y. Davis
Women, Race, Class
1984
Audre Lorde
1985
Howardena Pindell
1986
Allen Sekula
The Body and the Archive
1991
Kobena Mercer
"Looking for Trouble"
1992
Toni Morrison
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
1993
Paul Gilroy
The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness
Fred Wilson
Mining the Museum
1994
Thelma Golden
"My Brother"
1995
Jacqueline Bobo
Black Women As Cultural Readers
1996
Stephen May
"The Object At Hand"
1997
Saidya Hartman
Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making
1998
Patricia Hill Collins
Fighting Words: Black Women and the Fight for Justice
2004
Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw
"Final Cut"
Michelle Wallace
"Why Are There No Great Black Artists?"
2005
PBS
Ralph Ellison: An American Journey
2007
Nell Irvin Painter
Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present
  "Remembering Josephine Baker"
2008
Terrie M. Williams
Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting
2010
Lisa Gail Collins
Historic Retrievals, "They Called Her Hottentot"
Nell Irvin Painter
The History of White People
2011
Bridget R. Cooks
Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum
  Reading Guide to Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra
2012
PBS
The Central Park Five
Adam Davidson
"How the Art Market Thrives on Inequlaity"
Angela Y. Davis
The Meaning of Freedom and Other Different Dialogues
2013
Yxta Maya Murray
"From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried"
Julieanna Frost
"Re-Visioning Wild Fire"
2014
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Whitney Museum
"Looking Back at Black Male"
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We Should All Be Feminists
2015
Randy Kennedy
"Black Artists and the March into the Museum"
Jamelle Bouie & Rebecca Onion
"Slavery Myths Debunked"
Andrew Kahn & Jamelle Bouie
"The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes"
Thomas Allen Harris
Through a Lens Darkly
2016
The Sentencing Project
The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons
Helen A. Molesworth
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
Candice Benbow
Lemonade Syllabus
2017
ART News Editors
“Auction Items: Flipping a Kerry James Marshall, Day-Sale Surprises, and Jeff Koons Oddities”
  After #Ferguson, After #Baltimore: The Challenge of Black Death and Black Life for Black Political Thought
Julie Dash
Daughters of the Dust
Kerr Houston
"How Mining the Museum Changed the Art World"
Keisha N. Blain
The Most Important Black Woman Sculptor of the 20th Century
Randy Kennedy
"White Artist's Painting Draws Protest"
Soraya Nadia McDonald & Lonnae O'Neal
"Why Floyd Mayweather Can Still Box After Beating Women"
2018
David Carter
"Deconstructing Race in Western Painting"
James Ford III
"The Difficult Miracle: Reading Phillis Wheatley Against the Master's Discourse"
Denise Murrell
Roberta Smith
Judd Tully
2019
  "Agassiz' Descendants Urge Return of Photos"
Jamelle Bouie
"America holds onto an undemocratic assumption"
  "Betye Saar's Art on Race Couldn't Be Timlier"
Sheryl Gay Stolberg
"At Historic House Hearing, House Panel Explores Reparations"
  "How Systemic Segregation of Schools is Maintained by 'Individual Coices'"
Ibram X. Kendi
How to Be an Antiracist
Matthew Desmond
"In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism"
Kurt Streeter
"Is Slavery's Legacy in the Power Dynamics of Sports?"
Achille Mbembe
Necropolitics
Nikole Hannah-Jones
  New York Time's 1619 Project
PBS
“Reconstruction: America After the Civil War”
Emory University
Slave Voyages
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
"The Sugar That Saturates"
Saidiya Hartman
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval
Siddhartha Mitter
"Kara Walker Takes Monumental Jab at Britannia"
Anemona Hartocollis
“Who Should Own Photos of Slaves? The Descendants, not Harvard, a Lawsuit Says”
2020
Jordan McDonald
"The Black Collectors Who Championed African-American Art during the U.S. Civil War"