Genre: History

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought—for more than a half a century—to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice. More info →
Book of Addis

Book of Addis

In this epic tale of love, loss and the cost of liberation, Addis, a 17-year-old enslaved girl, escapes from her enslaver, the first president of a young country. More info →
It’s Our Music Too: The Black Experience in Classical Music

It’s Our Music Too: The Black Experience in Classical Music

Earl Ofari Hutchinson meticulously details in his It’s Our Music Too The Black Experience in Classical Music the black impact on classical music. 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 →
African Americans Against the Bomb

African Americans Against the Bomb

African Americans Against the Bomb tells the compelling story of those black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament by connecting the nuclear issue with the fight for racial equality. 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 →
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 →
Field to Factory – Voices of the Great Migration

Field to Factory – Voices of the Great Migration

Sections on labor recruiters, the black press, letters and visits home, life in the south, farm work, southern schools, the decision to move, community and church, heading north, a journey in stages, up north, housing, a mixed reception, factory work, discrimination on the job, blacks and unions, black women at work, Nannie Helen Burroughs, northern black businesses and much more. More info →