Recommended Reading

The following resources have taught us much of what our formal education omitted in studying American culture, government, and history.


Alexander, Michelle The New Jim Crow

Brand, Christo Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend

Darity, William A. and A. Kirsten Mullen From Here to Equality

Dees, Morris with Steve Fiffer  A Lawyer’s Journey, The Morris Dees Story

DeGruy, Dr. Joy Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

King, Jr., Rev. Martin Luther Why We Can’t Wait

Leamer, Laurence The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle that Brought Down the Klan

McGhee, Heather The Sum of Us

Obama, Barack The Audacity of Hope

Rideau, Daniel, Jerome Morgan, and Robert Jones Unbreakable Resolve

Rothstein, Richard The Color of Law

Stevenson, Bryan Just Mercy

Wise, Tim White Like Me

Other Resources:


Duvernay, Ava 13th


Traces of the Trade

Movies and Television:

Finding Your Roots (PBS Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)


Many Rivers to Cross (PBS Gates)


Queen Sugar (TV series)

Reconstruction (PBS Gates)

When They See Us