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  • American Socialism and Antiracism, 1900-1940

    The hidden pre-history of Black radicalism in the United States, before the Civil Rights or Black Power movements.
  • Neoliberal Racial Order

  • Black Liberation and the American Dream

    Analysing intersections of race, class, and gender alongside primary texts, this unique volume explores racism and antiracism in the US.
  • Assata Taught Me

    Incisive analysis of the history and politics of Black liberation struggle by radical scholar Donna Murch
  • The Whiskey of our Discontent

    Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.
  • My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

    Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.
  • Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981

    A classic, radical history of Black workers' contribution to the American labor movement.
  • "When the Welfare People Come"

    Analyzes the history of the U.S. child welfare system and its implications today, offering ideas for reform and building solidarity.
  • Long Shot

    Two-time NBA champion Craig Hodges has never been shy about speaking truth to power.
  • Undivided Rights

    Undivided Rights captures the evolving and largely unknown activist history of women of color organizing for reproductive justice.
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

    Winner of the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

    Activist, teacher, author and icon of the Black Power movement Angela Davis talks Ferguson, Palestine, and prison abolition.
  • How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America

    Marable offers profound insight into the deeply intertwined problems of race and class in the United States historically and today.
  • The Speech

    Younge explains why "The Speech" maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story surrounding it.
  • This Is Not A Test

    Vilson, a teacher from an urban school composed of black and poor youth, challenges racism and inequality in the classroom.
  • Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism

    Though far from a 'post-racial' society, the form of race and racism in the U.S. has changed over the years.
  • Black Panthers Speak

    Edited by Philip S Foner
    A sweeping collection of the most vital and representative writings of the Black Panther party.
  • The Black Power Mixtape

    Edited by Göran Olsson
    A provocative mixtape, mash-up, and treasure trove of never-before-seen images and interviews of the Black Power movement, with contemporary reflections
  • SNCC

    Howard Zinn tells the story of one of the most important civil rights groups in American history.
  • I Am Troy Davis

    A riveting eyewitness account of the Davis family's courageous struggle against America's racist criminal justice system.
  • More than an Athlete

    In this, his first collection of poems, Etan Thomas defies the stereotype of the a-political athlete.
  • The John Carlos Story

    John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout.
  • My People Are Rising

    A compelling look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther generation, through the eyes of a founding member.
  • Justice in Everyday Life

    Howard Zinn’s book on the way justice really works in the U.S