Genre: Civil Rights

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 →
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Short, emotional, literary, powerful―Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read. More info →
The Blood of Emmett Till

The Blood of Emmett Till

In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white terrorism in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional. More info →
Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905

Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905

In Show Thyself a Man, Gregory Mixon explores the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service after the Civil War to define freedom and citizenship. Independent militias empowered them to get involved in politics, secure their own financial independence, and mobilize for self-defense. More info →
The Making of Black Lives Matter

The Making of Black Lives Matter

Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a powerful and uncompromising campaign demanding redress for the brutal and unjustified treatment of black bodies by law enforcement in the United States. The movement is only a few years old, but as Christopher J. Lebron argues in this book, the sentiment behind it is not; the plea and demand that "Black Lives Matter" comes out of a much older and richer tradition arguing for the equal dignity - and not just equal rights - of black people. More info →
Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy

Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy

Drawing from the earliest chapters in US history, legal scholar Sheryll Cashin reveals the enduring legacy of America’s original sin, tracing how we transformed from a country without an entrenched construction of race to a nation where one drop of nonwhite blood merited exclusion from full citizenship. More info →