This Black History Month, celebrate by learning more from these four books.
Lest We Forget: The Passage From Africa into the Twenty-First Century
Lest We Forget, by Velma Maia Thomas, covers Black history in America from 1619 to the modern era. Starting with slavery and continuing through the Emancipation Proclamation, the Great Migration, the Roaring ‘20s, and the Black cultural renaissance, this book acts as a tribute to the stories of those whose spirits could not be broken.
A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story
Elaine Brown, the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party, tells her story from childhood through political awakening to her rise to power. A Taste of Power is a harrowing tale of a Black woman’s personal experience in a tumultuous world.
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
Take a deeper look into the life and legacy of Malcolm X with The Dead are Arising. Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Les and Tamara Payne compiled a series of interviews from people who met and knew Malcolm X to piece together this intimate biography, which is a must-read this month.
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
This new book showcases poems, essays, and works of fiction written by a variety of authors and contributors. Each piece discusses the legacy of slavery and how it has shaped the world we live in now. The 1619 Project is a poignant piece of work that sheds new light on Black history.
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