Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

African-American Studies

Assigned by Professor Keenan Norris

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is currently closed for print circulation. Please refer to our website for the most recent information on our opening.

The list below includes links to online versions of Dr. Norris's assigned readings, or to print versions offered by San Jose Public Library which is offering curb-side pick-up of print materials. If you don't already have an SJPL library card, please refer to this page for information on obtaining one:



Best American Short Stories of the Century (1999)

Link to Amazon image of bookAll 15 of the stories below are included in the anthology The Best American Short Stories of the Century (1999). This book is not available in digital format, but you may check out a print copy from the San Jose Public Library. To see SJPL's access options and branch locations, please refer to:

If you are unable to access the SJPL print option, please refer to the individual stories we have made available below from a variety of different sources. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the library at the information to the left.