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Driving While Black
Driving While Black
by Gretchen Sullivan Sorin

With the invention of the automobile, Black drivers needed to know more than just the rules of the road to keep themselves safe.

Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution
Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution
by Frederick Douglass Opie

These stories and recipes prove that you can’t start a Revolution on an empty stomach.

A Black Woman’s History of the United States
A Black Woman’s History of the United States
by Daina Ramey Berry

Learn about our country’s history through the stories of Black women.

Civil Rights
Civil Rights
by Thomas Sowell, Read by James Bundy

Thomas Sowell takes a tough, factual look at whether the Civil Rights movement has lived up to its hopes or its rhetoric.

NPR American Chronicles: Civil Rights
NPR American Chronicles: Civil Rights
by Various Authors

Personal recollections and historical accounts paint vivid pictures of individuals and events that transformed a nation.

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
by Deborah Riley Draper

In 1936, 18 African American athletes participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism.

Strength to Love
Strength to Love
by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This collection of sermons by the American civil rights leader explains his convictions about the conditions and problems of contemporary society.

Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall And The NAACP
Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall And The NAACP
by Mick Caouette

Civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall's triumph in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America's public schools completed the final leg of a heroic journey to end legal segregation.

John Lewis: Good Trouble
John Lewis: Good Trouble
by Dawn Porter-Director

An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis' life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism

Why We Can’t Wait
Why We Can’t Wait
by Martin Luther King Jr

Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963.