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Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts Cover Image
By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781982115180
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the “powerful” (The New York Times Book Review) story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out of the historical record.

Women warriors planned and led revolt

From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture (New Black Studies Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780252043321
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Published: University of Illinois Press - October 15th, 2020

Koritha Mitchell analyzes canonical texts by and about African American women to lay bare the hostility these women face as they invest in traditional domesticity.

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

A New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2021 by the Washington Post, New York Times, Esquire, GoodReads, SheReads, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, the New York Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library


Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781540214355
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Published: History Press Library Editions - January 9th, 2017

Food has been and continues to be an essential part of any movement for progressive change. From home cooks and professional chefs to local eateries and bakeries, food has helped activists continue marching for change for generations. Paschal's restaurant in Atlanta provided safety and comfort food for civil rights leaders.

Long Division: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982177362
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Published: Scribner - June 1st, 2021

From Kiese Laymon, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Heavy, comes a “funny, astute, searching” (The Wall Street Journal) debut novel about Black teenagers that is a satirical exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in post-Katrina Mississippi.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller! A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America

This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.

The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution Cover Image
By Julius S. Scott, Marcus Rediker (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781788732475
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Published: Verso - November 27th, 2018

Winner of the 2019 Stone Book Award, Museum of African American History

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780415964722
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Published: Routledge - October 1st, 2008

In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without.

The Wretched of the Earth Cover Image
By Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox (Translator), Homi K. Bhabha (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780802141323
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Published: Grove Press - March 1st, 2005

First published in 1961, Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth is a masterful and timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle. In 2020, it found a new readership in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and the centering of narratives interrogating race by Black writers.

Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements Cover Image
By Walidah Imarisha (Editor), Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor), Sheree Renee Thomas (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781849352093
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Published: AK Press - April 7th, 2015

Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change.

Assata: An Autobiography Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J.

Futures of Black Radicalism Cover Image
By Gaye Theresa Johnson (Editor), Alex Lubin (Editor)
ISBN: 9781784787585
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Published: Verso - August 29th, 2017

With racial justice struggles on the rise, a probing collection considers the past and future of Black radicalism

The Class Struggle in Africa Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780901787125
Published: Panaf - December 15th, 2006

Recent African history has exposed the close links between the interests of imperialism and neo-colonialism and the African bourgeoisie. This book reveals the nature and extent of the class struggle in Africa, and sets it in the broad context of the African Revolution and the world socialist revolution. 86pp; 1 map.

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520293281
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Published: University of California Press - October 25th, 2016

This timely special edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, features a new preface by the authors that places the Party in a contemporary political landscape, especially as it relates to Black Lives Matter and other struggles to fight police brutality against black communities.
In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college

A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385471077
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Published: Anchor - December 1st, 1993

“A stunning picture of a black woman’s coming of age in America. Put it on the shelf beside The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” —Kirkus Reviews

Toward the African Revolution (Fanon) Cover Image
By Frantz Fanon, Haakon Chevalier (Translator), Francois Maspero (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780802130907
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Published: Grove Press - January 11th, 1994

This powerful collection of articles, essays, and letters spans the period between Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961), Fanon's landmark manifesto on the psychology of the colonized and the means of empowerment necessary for their liberation.

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.  

This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color Cover Image
By Cherríe Moraga (Editor), Gloria Anzaldúa (Editor)
ISBN: 9781438454382
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Published: State University of New York Press - March 1st, 2015

Finalist for the 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Anthologies Category
Bronze Medalist, 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Anthologies Category

Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780873489881
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Published: Pathfinder Press - January 1st, 2007

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781608465644
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.

I Write What I Like: Selected Writings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226048970
Published: University of Chicago Press - September 1st, 2002

"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." Like all of Steve Biko's writings, those words testify to the passion, courage, and keen insight that made him one of the most powerful figures in South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Cover Image
By Malcolm X, Alex Haley, Ossie Davis (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780812419535
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Published: Perfection Learning - October 1st, 1987

If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. His AUTOBIOGRAPHY is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times.
" Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book."

Women, Race & Class Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394713519
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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 1983

From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women.

“Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage. She should be heard.”—
The New York Times

Consciencism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780853451365
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Published: Monthly Review Press -

Near Fine; see scans and description. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1970. Consciencism: Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonization, by Kwame Nkrumah. ISBN 0853451362. Octavo, printed perfect-bound wraps, 122 pp. Near Fine, with no salient flaws whatsoever; some light cover rubbing and touch edgewear. Sharp, handsome.

Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556526497
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - February 1st, 2007

In the speeches and articles collected in this book, the black activist, organizer, and freedom fighter Stokely Carmichael traces the dramatic changes in his own consciousness and that of black Americans that took place during the evolving movements of Civil Rights, Black Power, and Pan-Africanism.

A History of Pan-African Revolt (The Charles H. Kerr Library) Cover Image
By C. L. R. James, Robin D. G. Kelley (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781604860955
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Published: PM Press - October 25th, 2012

Originally published in England in 1938 and expanded in 1969, this work remains the classic account of global Black resistance. This concise, accessible history of revolts by African peoples worldwide explores the wide range of methods used by Africans to resist oppression and the negative effects of imperialism and colonization as viewed in the 20th century.

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316548182
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 1st, 1995

"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it." –President Barack Obama   Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country.

The Souls of Black Folk (Original Classic Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781722502904
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Published: G&D Media - November 12th, 2019


This classic groundbreaking work of American literature first published in 1903 is a cornerstone of African-American literary history and a seminal work in the field of sociology.

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679724674
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Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

A classic and impassioned account of the first revolution in the Third World.

Garvey and Garveyism Cover Image
By Amy Jacques Garvey, Julius Garvey (Contribution by), John Henrik Clarke (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781574781168
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Published: Black Classic Press - December 2nd, 2014

Amy Jacques Garvey worked closely with her husband, Marcus Garvey, throughout his crusade. Here she gives an insider detailed account of Garvey, Garveyism, and this nascent period of Black Nationalism. Like all great dreamers and planners, Marcus Garvey dreamed and planned ahead of his time and his peoples' ability to understand the significance of his life's work.

Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment Cover Image
By Carole Boyce Davies (Editor)
ISBN: 9780956240163
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Published: Ayebia Clarke Publishing - December 19th, 2011

Claudia Jones, intellectual genius and staunch activist against racist and gender oppression founded two of Black Briton's most important institutions; the first black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette and Afro-Asian Times and was a founding member of the Notting Hill Carnival.

The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822362869
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Published: Duke University Press - December 2nd, 2016

In The Revolution Has Come Robyn C. Spencer traces the Black Panther Party's organizational evolution in Oakland, California, where hundreds of young people came to political awareness and journeyed to adulthood as members.

Why We Can't Wait Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451527530
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Published: Signet - January 1st, 2000

Martin Luther King’s classic exploration of the events and forces behind the Civil Rights Movement—including his Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.

“There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.”

Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare Cover Image
ISBN: 9781570759796
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Published: Orbis Books - October 31st, 2012

This groundbreaking and highly acclaimed work examines the two most influential African-American leaders of this century. While Martin Luther King, Jr., saw America as essentially a dream . . . as yet unfulfilled, Malcolm X viewed America as a realized nightmare.

Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620975466
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Published: New Press - April 2nd, 2019

One of Janet Maslin's Favorite Books of 2018, The New York Times

One of John Warner's Favorite Books of 2018, Chicago Tribune

Named one of the "Best Civil War Books of 2018" by the Civil War Monitor

"A fascinating and important new historical study."
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

How Girls Achieve Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674980228
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 22nd, 2019

Winner of the Jackie Kirk Award
Winner of the AESA Critics' Choice Award