Book Resources

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New York, London: The New Press, 2020).

Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time (New York: Vintage International, 1993. Copyright 1962 by James Baldwin).

Blight, David W. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (New York: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2018)

Butler, Anthea. White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2021)

Caste: A Brief History (University Press, 2020).

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me (New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2015).

Dennis, David, Jr. in collaboration with David Dennis, Sr. The Movement Made Us: A Father, A Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride. (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2022)

DiAngelo, Robin. Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2021).

DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2018).

DuBois, W.E.B. The Soul of Black Folk (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1994).

Dyson, Michael Eric. Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017, 2021).

Feinstein, John. Raise a Fist, Take a Knee: Race and the Illusion of Progress in Modern Sports. (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2021) .

Glaude, Eddie S. Jr. Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (New York: Crown, 2020).

Gonzalez, Juan. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (New York: Penguin Books, 2001, 2011).

Hannah-Jones, Nikole. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. (New York: One World, 2021).

Hurston, Zora Neale. Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” (New York: Amistad, 2018).

Kendi, Ibrahm X. How to be an Anti-Racist (New York: One World, 2019).

Kendi, Ibrahm X., and Blain, Keisha N. Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619 – 2019 (New York: One World, 2021).

Kendi, Ibrahm X. Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (New York: Bold Type Books, 2016).

Loewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (New York, London: The New Press, 1995, 2007, 2018).

Magness, Phillip W. The 1619 Project: A Critique. (American Institute for Economic Research, 2020).

Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1968).

McGhee, Heather. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together (New York: One World, 2021).

Meacham, Jon. His Truth is Marching on: John Lewis and the Power of Hope (New York: random House, 2020).

New York Times Magazine. Homans, Charles, “Made in America: How a new era of political violence arrived on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin”: (Sunday, October 31, 2021).

Picoult, Jodi. Small Great Things (New York: Ballantine Press, 2016).

Ross, Dax-Devlon. Letters to My White Male Friends (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2021).

Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (New York, London: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017).

Saad, Layla F. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (Naperville, IL.: Sourcebooks, 2020).

Smith, Lillian. Killers of the Dream (New York, London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1949, 1961).

Wells, Ida B. Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells (Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1970, 2020)

West, Cornel. Race Matters; 25th Anniversary (Boston: Beacon Press, 2017).

West, Cornel. Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism (New York: Penguin Books, 2005).

Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (New York: Vintage Books, 2010).

Wise, Tim. Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son (Berkeley, CA: Soft Skull Press, 2008, 2011).

Woodward, C. Vann. The Strange Career of Jim Crow (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Young, Kevin, Editor. African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (New York: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., 2020).

Frederick Douglass Autobiographies
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America – Juan Gonzales
His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope. — Jon Meacham

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness — Michelle Alexander

Begin Again:

Eddie Glaude, Jr.

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619 – 2019

Edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

Frederick Douglass: Profit of Freedom

David Blight

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”

Zora Neale Hurston

Crusade For Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells

August Wilson’s “Century Cycle”