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These books were suggested reading for new Black Panther Party members in 1968.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by
Call Number: E185.97.L5 A3 2015
Publication Date: 1987-10-12
In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America, 1619-1964 by
Call Number: E185 .B4 1968
Publication Date: 1928
"Before the Mayflower" traces black history from its origins in western Africa, through the transatlantic journey that ended in slavery, the Reconstruction period, the Jim Crow era, and the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s, culminating in an exploration of the complex realities of African-American life in the 1990s
Black Bourgeoisie by
Call Number: E185.61 .F833 1957
Publication Date: 1965
A classic analysis of the Black middle class studies its origin and development, accentuating its behavior, attitudes, and values during the 1940s and 1950s.
From Slavery to Freedom by
Call Number: E185 .F8266 2005
Publication Date: 2000-04-11
This is the dramatic, exciting, authoritative story of the experiences of African Americans from the time they left Africa to their continued struggle for equality at the end of the twentieth century.
I Speak of Freedom by
Call Number: DT511 .N57
Publication Date: 1973-04-01
The Political independence of Ghana in 1957 became the catalyst of freedom in many other African countries.
The Lost Cities of Africa by
Call Number: DT352.4 .D3 1970
Publication Date: 1987-01-01
The aim of this book is to present what is now known and what seems reasonable to believe about some leading aspects and achievements of African life and civilization during the pre-colonial period, and thus to contribute to an understanding of Africa today.
The Other America by
Call Number: HV91 .H3 1981
Publication Date: 1971-03-30
This book, first published in 1962, gives a truthful look at living conditions of poor people.
The Wretched of the Earth by
Call Number: DT33 .F313
Publication Date: 1988-09-01
The Wretched of the Earth (French: Les Damnés de la Terre) is a 1961 book by Frantz Fanon, in which the author provides a psychiatric and psychologic analysis of the dehumanizing effects of colonization upon the individual and the nation, and discusses the broader social, cultural, and political implications inherent to establishing a social movement for the decolonization of a person and of a people.
Africa's Gift to America by
Call Number: E185 .R74 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
Originally published in 1959 and revised and expanded in 1989, this book asserts that Africans had contributed more to the world than was previously acknowledged.
The Black Muslims in America by
Call Number: E185.61 .L56
Publication Date: 1961
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in the most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.
The Colonizer and the Colonized by
Call Number: JV51 .M413 1991
Publication Date: 1991-07-08
First published in English in 1965, this timeless classic explores the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike.
History of Negro Revolt by
Call Number: E185.61 .J16 2004
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
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. Written from a radical perspective with a substantial new introduction that contextualizes the work in the ferment of the times, A History of Pan-African Revolt is essential to understanding liberation movements in Africa and the diaspora and continues to reveal new insights, lessons, and visions to successive generations.
Malcolm X Speaks by
Call Number: E185.61 .L58 1965
Publication Date: 1976-08-01
These are the major speeches made by Malcolm X during the last tumultuous eight months of his life. In this short period of time, his vision for abolishing racial inequality in the United States underwent a vast transformation. Breaking from the Black Muslims, he moved away from the black militarism prevalent in his earlier years only to be shot down by an assassin's bullet.
Myth of the Negro Past by
Call Number: HT1581 .H4
Publication Date: 1958-01-01
Almost fifty years ago Melville Herskovits set out to debunk the myth that black Americans have no cultural past. Originally published in 1941, his unprecedented study of black history and culture recovered a rich African heritage in religious and secular life, the language and arts of the Americas.
Native Son by
Call Number: PS3545.R815 N3
Publication Date: 2005-08-02
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.
The Negro in Our History by
Call Number: E185 .W89 1966
Publication Date: 1966
An essential book for African American libraries and collections.
The Strange Career of Jim Crow by
Call Number: E185.61 .W86 2002
Publication Date: 2001-11-29
The Strange Career offers a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, presenting evidence that segregation in the South dated only to the 1890s. Woodward convincingly shows that,even under slavery, the two races had not been divided as they were under the Jim Crow laws of the 1890s.
World's Great Men of Color by
Call Number: DT18 .R592 1972
Publication Date: 1972
World’s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy Black personalities in world history and their significance. J.A. Rogers spent the majority of his lifetime pioneering the field of Black studies with his exhaustive research on the major names in Black history whose contributions or even very existence have been glossed over. Well-written and informative, World’s Great Men of Color is an enlightening and important historical work.