In 1902, Dr. Daniel Wallace Culp published a book of essays on various issues facing African Americans of the day. The full title was Twentieth Century Negro Literature or A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating to the American Negro by One Hundred of America"s Greatest Negroes. Included in the book were the following essays by African American women (list is alphabetical by the last name of the author):
Men represented in the volume include such well-known African Americans as George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington, and many other educators, ministers, and others.
More about Culp"s project: The following excerpt is from the preface of the volume, and shows the purposes which Culp hoped to address: