Black Authors, 1556-1922, encompasses over 550 works written by black authors from various regions, including the Americas, Europe, and Africa. The collection covers an extensive range of genres, including personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, novels, essays, poems, and musical compositions. Black Authors also offers teaching opportunities across various disciplines like Literature, Ethnic History, Colonialism, Gender Studies, Slavery, and Diaspora Studies. By exploring the evolution of black authors’ creative efforts over three centuries, this collection showcases the early works focused on African exploration and encounters with European powers, followed by a proliferation of personal narratives, anti-slavery writings, and a diverse array of contributions in fields ranging from history and science to philosophy, literature, music, and drama.