Saturday, March 4, 2017


Third World Press

Chancellor Williams's 1971 tome excavated the submerged history of black people in Africa and beyond. The extensively researched book unsettled the problematic common assumption that black civilization created no meaningful cultural or historical achievements. I was alive with vigor finding and studying Dr. Williams' book. He was alive when I purchased it, and I felt charged by that fact because he worked near by me in DC and I hoped I would eventually meet people who'd study with him, or were mentored by him. I did and I do feel gratitude knowing more understanding will come to those who study this work deepening their understanding of this country and Black people. - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories

Penguin Classics
Malcolm X collaborated with journalist Alex Haley to write his autobiography over the two years leading up to his assassination. The final result has been a landmark influence on many black thinkers and activists.

Chicago Review Press
Assata Shakur's autobiography takes readers inside black activist movements of the 1970s, giving a first-person account of her involvement and of how targeting by federal agencies eventually weakened groups like the Black Panthers. For those who don't know she was the mother of rapper, Tupac Shakur.

A now-classic history of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, The Black Jacobins tracks and analyzes the massive, sustained slave revolt, led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, that led to the formation of the free state of Haiti.


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