“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
– Harriet Tubman
There are several ideas on empowering underserved communities that have gained historical consensus:
• To empower Black communities, we must educate them;
• To effectively educate our communities we must teach them history.
By DaMaris Hill
DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.
By Eric K. Washington
A long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads.
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubman’s life, photos (both new and those in public domain), commissioned illustrations, and sections including “Harriet By the Numbers”
By Richard Bell
Impeccably researched and breathlessly paced, Stolen tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.
By Karine Jean-Pierre
An inspiring political memoir from Karine Jean-Pierre, Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn, chronicling her path from New York’s Haitian community to working in the Obama White House.
By B.J.T Ledet
The Christians, book one, follows the life and love of Mary Jean Woods, a young, Christian woman in 1960 South Louisiana as she maneuvers through self-discovery, unrighteousness…
By Mitch Landrieu
The New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past.
By LEUTRELL “Mike” OSBORNE, Sr.
A young man grows up in Washington D.C. seeking adventure and burning with desire to achieve great things. He finds the keys to making his dreams come true are with the Central Intelligence Agency.
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
“Race for Profit” uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned. The same racist structures and individuals remained intact after redlining’s end…
By Susan E. Rice
Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor.
By Dr. Ron Daniels
Dr. Ron Daniels, veteran social and political activist and President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, announced the launch of his first book…
By Sharon Robinson
“Sharon, I cannot promise you that the passage of any law will eliminate hate. But the laws will give Negroes full citizenship and bring us closer to equality.” Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson…
By Ibram X. Kendi
Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step…
An auction took place on March 2 and 3, 1859, at the Ten Broeck Racetrack, where slaves were housed in the stables. The auction resulted in the sale of 436 slaves for more than $300,000…Read More
By Janet Dewart Bell
In Lighting the Fires of Freedom Janet Dewart Bell shines a light on women’s all-too-often overlooked achievements in the Movement. Through wide-ranging conversations with nine women, several now in their nineties with decades of untold stories…
New Educational Model: ‘Why Sammy Still Can’t Read: A Service Delivery Model for Creating a Culture of Reading’
By Leroy McClure to his brother, Sam
Reading is a fundamental element of learning, but not everybody has that skill. Two authors with experience in education want to change that and have released a new book to help make that happen. The book was inspired by personal experience.
By Sandra M. Bolzenius
An enlightening read, Glory in Their Spirit examines a little-known history of the war. The Fort Devens strike serves as a reminder…
The host of AM Joy on MSNBC argues that President Trump’s administration is characterized by grift and venality that demeans the office and diminishes America.Read More
By Rucker C. Johnson
School integration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s were overwhelmingly successful — we must renew our commitment to integration for the sake of all…
By Jacqueline Jackson
Jacqueline Jackson promised her son, Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., that she would write him every day during his incarceration…
By Eunice Atuejide
Eunice Atuejide’s ‘The Girl Who Said ‘I Can!’’ is a profound story and fierce beacon of hope, retelling the life story of a woman who rose from the depths of poverty…