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Reading Recommendations

  1. Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America by  Lerone Bennett Jr

  2. Slavery’s Capitalism Edited by Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman

  3. Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan M. Metzi

  4. I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

  5. by Austin Channing Brown

  6. Allow me to Retort  Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution

  7. by Elie Mystal

  8. The African Personality in America: An African-Centered Framework

  9. By Kobi Kazembe Kalongi Kambon

  10. Our Time is Now by Stacy Abrams

  11. The Progressive Era and Race: Reaction and Reform, 1900 – 1917 David W. Southern

  12. Blood in My Eye by George L. Jackson

  13. American Psychosis by David Corn

  14. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

  15. by Daina Ramey Berry

  16. Just as I Am by Cicely Tyson

  17. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

  18. Nerve Juice and the Ivory Tower Confrontation in Minnesota: True Story of the Morrill Hall Takeover

  19. by Horace Huntley, Rose Freeman Massey and Marie Braddock Williams 

  20. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

  21. America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s by Elizabeth Hinton

  22. Nothing Personal by James Baldwin

  23. by Peter Moskowitz

  24. How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood by Peter Moskowitz

  25. Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition edited by the Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  26. The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White

  27. How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

  28. The 1619 Project by Nikole Hanna Jones

  29. Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Sparked the American Revolution by Alfred Blumrosen

  30. White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

  31. HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST By Ibram X. Kendi Author of Stamped from the Beginning

  32. The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

  33. White Rage – The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

  34. They Were Her Property - White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

  35. Learning to Be White: Money, Race and God in America by Thandeka

  36. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

  37. The Assassination of Fred Hampton – How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas

  38. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

  39. When Affirmative Action was White by Ira Katznelson

  40. White Supremacy and the Post-Racial Colorblind Era – Exploring Visible and Invisible Whiteness in the United States – an Unbleached Unbook Look by Dr. Cynthia Alease Smith

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