Genre: Civil Rights

Howard L. Bingham’s Black Panthers 1968

Howard L. Bingham’s Black Panthers 1968

The infamous Black Panther party made history as the radical African-American organization established to promote civil rights and self-defense from the mid-1960s to the 1970s. More info →
Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist
The Kings Years

The Kings Years

Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement. More info →
Ebony and Ivy

Ebony and Ivy

Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities More info →
Acting White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur

Acting White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur

Christie (Black in the White House) aspires to construct a historical account of the pejorative "acting white" and dismantle its legitimacy. He traces the roots of the phrase back to Uncle Tom's Cabin, which "planted the seeds of the idea that black inferiority is the result of blacks seeking favor with whites," but he points to the Black Power movement as the real culprit in propagating the "acting white" slur. More info →
Dare to be Extraordinary

Dare to be Extraordinary

A Collection of Positive Life Lessons from African American Fathers. More info →
Breaking Rank

Breaking Rank

A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing More info →
Black Pain

Black Pain

It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting Terrie Williams knows that Black people are hurting. She knows because she's one of them. More info →
Black Maverick

Black Maverick

T. R. M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power. More info →
Black Ice

Black Ice

The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925. More info →
Ben’s Chili Bowl

Ben’s Chili Bowl

50 Years of a Washington, D.C. Landmark (Images of America) More info →
Say It Loud!

Say It Loud!

Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity More info →
Living and Loving Out Loud

Living and Loving Out Loud

New York Times­ best-selling author Cornel West is one of America’s most provocative and admired public intellectuals. Whether in the classroom, the streets, the prisons, or the church, Dr. West’s penetrating brilliance has been a bright beacon shining through the darkness for decades. Yet, as he points out in this new memoir, “I’ve never taken the time to focus on the inner dynamics of the dark precincts of my soul.” More info →
Facing Down Evil
A Colossal Failure of Common Sense

A Colossal Failure of Common Sense

The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers. More info →
It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality

It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality

From the author of the groundbreaking bestseller Queer in America, a myth-shattering look at the present and future of gay rights. More info →
The Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Establish the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Establish the National Museum of African American History and Culture

In Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Robert L. Wilkins tells the story of how his curiosity about why there wasn't a national museum dedicated to African American history and culture became an obsession-eventually leading him to quit his job as an attorney when his wife was seven months pregnant with their second child, and make it his mission to help the museum become a reality. More info →
Are We Better Off?

Are We Better Off?

Julianne Malveaux's latest book, Are We Better off? Race, Obama & Public Policy was released February 2016 and is a timely, poignant and needed review of President Barack Obama's time in office. More info →
In The Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives

In The Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives

Did you know that many of America’s Founding Fathers―who fought for liberty and justice for all―were slave owners? More info →
At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White

At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White

In her first book, The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan examined race in America through her experience as a White House reporter. In this book, she shifts the conversation from the White House to every home in America. At Mama’s Knee looks at race and race relations through the lessons that mothers transmit to their children. More info →