African American literature has a rich history of wonderful writers, including: Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. These books collect some of the greatest works by African-American writers.
"American poet, a leading figure with Langston Hughes in the Harlem Renaissance (see more below). This 1920s artistic movement produced the first large body of work in the United States written by African Americans."
Perspectives in American Literature
Paul Reuben's page includes a selected bibliography, list of study questions, and more.