Black History Month Reading List


February is Black History Month. Learn more about African American culture, experience, and history in these poignant and informative books. What other books are on your Black History Month reading list?

  • The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt

  • University, Court, and Slave: Pro-Slavery Thought in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War

  • Freedom's Orator: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s

  • Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness And Suffering During The Civil War And Reconstruction

  • How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement

  • Africa, Its Geography, People and Products and Africa-Its Place in Modern History (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)

  • One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County

  • Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America

  • Homesickness: An American History

  • The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas (Oxford Handbooks)

  • Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital

  • We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

  • The Production of Difference: Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History

  • Civil Rights and Race Relations in the USA 1850-2009 (Access to History)

  • The American Dream: Reality and Illusion, 1945-1980 (Access to History)

  • Until There Is Justice: The Life of Anna Arnold Hedgeman

  • The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots

  • Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

  • Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy

  • Talking 'Bout Your Mama: The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap