Reading List

Black-American-Negro-Humanism| Black-American-Negro: Black Nationalistic Thought| Slavery| Civil Rights| Religion and Spiritualality

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I. Black-American-Negro-Humanism

Anthony B. Pinn (Editor)
“By these hands”, A documentary of history of African American Humanism
(NY Press) (NY and London) (2001)

W. E. B DuBois “The Souls of Black Folk”,
(Random House)

James Forman, “The Making of Black Revolutionaries”,
(University of Washington Press) (2000)

Jim Haskins, “Ralph Bunche”, A Most Reluctant Hero,
(Hawthorne Books Inc. NY) (1974)

James Farmer, “Lay Bare the Heart”, “An Autobiography of the Civil Rights
Movement “, (Penguin Books NY) (1985)

Jeffrey B. Perry, “A Hubert Harrison Reader”,
(Wesleyan University Press) (2001)

Susan Robeson, “The Whole World in His Hands”, “A Pictorial Biography of
Paul Robeson”, (Citadel Press NY) (1981)

Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, “Mulebone” “A Comedy of Negro
Life”, (Harper Perennial) (1991)

Jervis Anderson, “A. Philip Randolph”, “A Biographical Portrait”, (University
of California Press) (1986)

Brain Urouhart, “Ralph Bunche”, “An American Odyssey”, (W.W. Norton
Press) (NY London) (1993)

Nathan Irving Huggins (Editor), “Voices form the Harlem Renaissance”,
(Oxford University Press) (NY London)

Michael Fabre, “From Harlem to Paris”, “Black Writers in France 1840 – 1980”,
(University of Illinois Press) (Urbana and Chicago) (1991)

Nancy Cunard (Editor), “Negro”, (An Anthology) (Continuum Press) (NY)

Larry G. Murphy (Editor), “Down By the Riverside”,
Readings in African-American religion”,
(NYU Press) (2000)

David Levering Lewis, “W.E.B. DuBois”, “Biography of a Race”,
(Henry Holt & Company) (New York) (1993)

Olaudah Equiano, “The Life of Olaudah Equiano
or Gustavus Vassa, the African”,
(Dover Publications Inc.) (Mineola, NY) (1999)

W.E.B. DuBois, “The Suppression of the African Slave Trade
to the United States of America, 1638 – 1870”,
(Dover Publications) (1970)


II. Black-American-Negro: Black Nationalistic Thought

David Howard Pitney, “Appeals for Justice in America”,
“The Afro-American “Jeremiad”,
(Temple University Press) (Philadelphia) (1990)

Wilson Jeremiah Moses (Editor), “Classical Black Nationalism”,
“From the American Revolution to Marcus Garvey”,
(NYU Press) (NY London) (1997)

William L. Van DeBurg (Editor), “Modern Black Nationalism,
“From Marcus Garvey to Louis Farrakhan”,
(NYU Press) (NY London) (1997)

Ronald W. Walters, “White Nationalism and Black Interest”,
“Conservative Public Policy and the Black Community”,
(Wayne State University Press) (Detroit) (2003)

III. Slavery

John W. Blassingame (Editor), “Slave Testimony”,
“Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews and Autobiographies”,
(Louisiana State University Press) (Baton Rouge) (1977)

Hugh Thomas, “The Slave Trade, “The Story of
the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440 – 1870)”,
(A Touchtone Book) (Simon & Schuster) (1997)

IV. Civil Rights

Nicholas Patler, “Jim Crow and the Wilson Administration”,
“Protesting Federal Segregation in the Early Twentieth Century”,
(University Press of Colorado) (2004)

Jack Hamman, “On American Soil”,
“How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II”,
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) (Chapel Hill) (2005)

Bob Herbert, “Promises Betrayed”,
“Waking Up From the American Dream”,
(Times Books) (Henry Holt and Company) (New York) (2005)

Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick, “Sarah’s Long Walk”,
“The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for
Equality Changed America”,
(Beacon Press) (Boston) (2004)

William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins, Robert Korstad (Editors),
“Remembering Jim Crow”, “African-Americans Tell About Life
in the Segregated South”,
(The New Press) (New York) (2001)

Freeman W. Pollard, “E.D. Nixon”,
“The Life of a Resourceful Activist”,
(Junebug Books) (Montgomery) (2003)

Fred Gray, “Bus Ride to Justice”,
“The Life and Works of Fred Gray”,
(New South Books) (Montgomery) (1995)

Noel Ignatiev, “How the Irish Became White”,
(Routledge Books) (NY London) (1995)

Charles Cerami, “Benjamin Banneker”, “Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot”,
(John Wiley & Sons Inc.) (New York) (2002)

Jervis Anderson, “Bayard Rustin: Troubles I’ve Seen”, “A Biography”,
(University of California Press), (Berkley and Los Angeles) (1998)

Margaret Walker, “Richard Wright Daemonic Genius”,
“A Portrait of the Man A Critical Look at His Work”,
(Warner Books, Inc.) (New York) (1988)

Dennis C. Dickerson, “Militant Mediator”, “Whitney M. Young Jr.”,
(The University Press of Kentucky” (1998)

Richard Wright, “The Color Curtain”,
(Banner Books) (University Press of Mississippi/Jackson) (1956)

Ben Keppel, “The Work of Democracy”,
(Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass.) (London, England) (1995)

V. Religion and Spirituality

Donald R. Barbera, “Black and Not Baptist”,
(Universe, Inc.) (2003)

Jonathan Scott Holloway, “Confronting the Evil”,
(University of North Carolina Press) (2002)

John Shelby Spong, “A New Christianity for a New World”,
(Harper Collins Books) (New York) (2001)

Wyatt Tee Walker, “Somebody’s CALLING my name”,
“black sacred music and SOCIAL CHANGE”,
(Judson Press) (Valley Forge, Pa) (1979)

Peter J. Gomes, “The GOOD BOOK”,
(Avon Books) (New York) (1996)

Sam Harris, “The End of Faith”, “Religion Terror and the Future of Reason”,
(W.W. Norton & Company) (NY London) (2004)