Books of Knowledge

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“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.

Books of Knowledge

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Washington at the Plow: The Founding Father and the Question of Slavery

BOOK REVIEW: Washington at the Plow: The Founding Father and the Question of Slavery by Bruce A. Ragsdale (Belknap Press

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“Wisdom From My Father’s Porch” by Dr. Dorrance Kennedy

Dr. Dorrance Kennedy is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Hampton University; received his Master

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We Are Called to Be a Movement By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

It’s time for everyone who cares about the state of our nation to heed the call and join forces to

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All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

In a display case in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture sits a rough cotton bag,

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“The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” by Nikole Hannah-Jones

 Editorial Reviews Review “[A] groundbreaking compendium . . . These bracing and urgent works, by multidisciplinary visionaries ranging from Barry Jenkins

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“White Space, Black Hood” A System of American Residential Caste Based on Race

Cashin shows how government created “ghettos” and affluent white space and entrenched a system of American residential caste that is

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Doctor Exposes the Shadowy World of Health Care in America

CONCORD, NC — Everyone needs health care at some point in their lives, and wouldn’t it be nice if navigating

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The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972

Between 1965 and 1972, African American students at upwards of a thousand historically black and white American colleges and universities

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Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer

In Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, investigative journalist Jane Mayer

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Elizabeth Keckley, Thirty Years a Slave, Four Years in the White House

A Black woman’s memoir published 153 years ago still tops Amazon’s books sales chart. “Behind the Scenes or Thirty Years

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Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal (Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism)

Banking on Freedom is the first full-length history of finance capitalism that centers black women and the banking institutions and networks

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The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Protest and Politics of American Sports

By Scoop Jackson
Liberating and provocative, with sharp wit and generous humor, Jackson’s essays explore the role that sports plays in American society and the hypocritical standards…

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome : America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

By Dr. DeGruy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society’s beliefs

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American Policing: A Culture of Violence in Minority Communities

Former LAPD detective and leading national expert Timothy T. Williams, Jr. dives deep into police procedure, use of force, and

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Racism And Distrust In The Country’s Medical System Among African Americans

By Chris Jones

It’s no secret that the nation has seen a disproportionate loss of life among black Americans. That was the case in May 1968…

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Black Radical – The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

By Kerri Greenidge
William Monroe Trotter (1872– 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator…

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“Black History Saved My Life: How My Viral Hate Crime Led to an Awakening”

“Black History Saved My Life: How My Viral Hate Crime Led to an Awakening” is the compelling autobiography of Ernest

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A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump

By DAVID PLOUFFE
A voter’s playbook on making a difference in the 2020 election and beyond from the most recognized and most successful political strategist in the country…

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This Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

Author Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonahtan Wilson-Hartgrove
At a time when divide-and-conquer politics are exacerbating racial strife and economic inequality, Rev. Barber offers an impassioned, historically grounded argument …

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“Seeds of Slavery” by Joseph F. Baiden Shares Chilling Tale of West African Slave Trade

By Joseph F. Baiden
A West African native has written a new book that details the early years of the slave trade in Gold Coast, Africa. The historical novel, which begins in the 1600s, is based on true events, lending to its authenticity.

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A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American

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.

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Books of Knowledge

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.