This is the second entry in our important African American Heritage series. The history of African Americans is a long, grim history full of injustices and brutality. But it is also filled with courage and perseverance. Gathered here in this omnibus edition are ten books that exemplify courage and a willingness to fight against all odds and at any cost for what is right. These books shed light on a proud people who have been mistreated for hundreds of years, a people who have refused to give up and who continue to demand respect and their rightful place in our society. Included in this edition are: 'My Larger Education' by Booker T. Washington; 'Narrative of Sojourner Truth' by Sojourner Truth; 'Character Building' by Booker T. Washington; 'Life and Times of Frederick Douglass' by Frederick Douglass; 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano' by Olaudah Equiano; 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave' by Frederick Douglass; 'Quicksand' by Nella Larsen; 'The Heroic Slave' by Frederick Douglass; 'The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave' by Mary Prince; and 'The Souls of Black Folk' by W. E. B. Du Bois.