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Anti-Racism Resources: Books

Books for Juneteenth

Witness for Freedom: African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation

Slavery and Emancipation

The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement

Final Freedom : The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment

Freedom's Delay : America's Struggle for Emancipation, 1776-1865

After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

"We Will Be Satisfied With Nothing Less" : The African American Struggle for Equal Rights in the North during Reconstruction

A Fragile Freedom: African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city

Understanding Race

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

So You Want to Talk about Race

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Race and Social Change: a quest, a study, a call to action

The Everyday Language of White Racism

Seeing Race Again: countering colorblindness across the disciplines

Good White People: the problem with middle-class white anti-racism

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness : How White People Profit from Identity Politics

Raising Our Hands : How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlines

Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America

Witnessing Whiteness: the need to talk about race and how to do it

Habits of Whiteness: A Pragmatist Reconstruction

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

The History of White People

Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor

Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism

Structural Racism in America

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": And other conversations about race

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America

Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community?

White Flight : Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism

American Lynching

Witness for Freedom: African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation

W. E. B. du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement

"We Will Be Satisfied With Nothing Less" : The African American Struggle for Equal Rights in the North during Reconstruction

The Fire Next Time

Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II

Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

Recent Nonfiction and Memoir

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Between the World and Me

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bad Feminist: Essays

Negroland: A Memoir

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower

Citizen: An American Lyric

Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man

In Search of Our Mother's Gardens: Womanist Prose

My Song: A Memoir

Fiction and Poetry

The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Beloved

Kindred

The Underground Railroad: A Novel

Sula

Sweat

The Street

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Who Fears Death

Fences: A Play

The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010

A Small Place

A Raisin in the Sun

Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Brown: Poems

Wade in the Water: Poems

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories

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