Black History Month Reads

It’s Black History Month! What better way to celebrate than by reading a book? Every year I try to come up with a list of diverse books I feel could be read to celebrate our Black History.

This year is no different…well it’s a little different, this year I decided to do a list of non-fiction books. While I love a good novel, I wanted to focus on our history and these non-fiction books are not just a celebration of our history but a look back to see how far we’ve come as a people.

This book club celebrates Black History 365 days a year, consider February our anniversary month!

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington

Medical Apartheid

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership by Ed Gordon

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama

Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir by Daniel R. Day

Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Shomari Wills

Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives by Dana Canedy

Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers by Bobby Seale

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur



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