Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass. The thrilling story of one of America’s greatest and most influential orators, and how he escaped from slavery and made a life for himself as a free man.
African-American Collection. An anthology by various authors.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The influential novel that gave a human face to the victims of slavery.
Various poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington. The saga of a biracial child abandoned by his father, who found more uses for peanuts than Carter had little liver pills, revolutionized agriculture, and founded a university. (In progress)
I’m sure there are many more applicable books, stories, poems, et al that didn’t leap to my eye, so be sure to browse their catalog.