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Book List


Each of the titles will enrich you. They will force you to confront your true nature and inspire you to fulfill dreams that you never thought to dream. Go and purchase one of these titles and allow yourself to be influenced and challenged by the power vested in reading.


David Walker’s Appeal To The Coloured Citizens Of The World 

David Walker And Peter P. Hinks

Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman

The Trumpet Of Conscience

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Winning the Race: Beyond The Crisis In Black America

John McWhorter

Nigger An Autobiography

Dick Gregory wWith Robert Lipsyte

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story 

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Soul On Ice

Eldridge Cleaver

For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States

Allan Millett and Peter Maslowski

The Art Of War

Sun, Tzu

Love Leadership: The New Way To Lead In A Fear-Based World

John Hope Bryant

Presidential War Power

Louis Fisher

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History Of Class In America

Nancy Isenberg

The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution

David O. Stewart

Booker T. Washington: Black Leadership In The Age Of Jim Crow (Library Of African American Biography)

Raymond W. Smock

Hubert Harrison: The Voice Of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 (Vol. 1)

Jeffrey B. Perry

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

Donna Brazile

Cheikh Anta Diop And the New Light on African History

John Henrik Clarke


Read, read, and read some more. 


Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth


The Suppression of the African Slave Trade

W.E.B. DuBois


The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Edward Baptist


Black Rednecks, White Liberals

Thomas Sowell


Stride Towards Freedom:

The Montgomery Story

Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos to Community

Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Why We Can't Wait

Martin Luther King, Jr. 


My Bondage, My Freedom

Frederick Douglass


Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

Thomas Sowell


Select Writings and Speeches 

of Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey


Booker T. Washington: Black Leadership in the Age of Jim Crow

Raymond W. Smock


The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935

James D. Anderson


Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation

 John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger


Flight: A Novel (Voices of the South)

Walter F. White


Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project

Robert P. Moses


Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady

Nevergold Barbara A. Seals and Peggy Brooks-Bertram


Jump Ship to Freedom

James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier




The objective behind each title is for the reader to gain new insight. Explore the literary works. Challenge and affirm your beliefs in these titles. Form a book club. Discuss and debate each work and with family members and friends. Remember, the more you invest in reading the greater quality of life and mental fortitude.

Happy Reading!


March Book One

by John Lewis


March Book Two

by John Lewis


How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant


Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill


Leading For Social Justice: Transforming Schools for All Learners

by Elise M. Frattura


The Messenger: The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad

by Karl Evanzz


The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life

by Hill Harper and Kevin Powell


A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

by Mary Ann Glendon


Black Prophetic Fire

by Cornel West


Mules and Men (P.S.)

by Zora Neale Hurston


Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Final Year

by Tavis Smiley


Me & Mom & Me

by Maya Angelou


Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine by Daniel Halper


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

by Michelle Alexander


The Mis-Education of the Negro

by Carter G. Woodson


Detroit: An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff


Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood by Cecelie Berry


Growing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X

by Ilyasah Shabazz


Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students

Theresa Perry and Claude Steele


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