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Recommended Reading Lists

Looking to dive more into researching a specific topic? Check out some of our curated reading lists complete with convenient Amazon links that include recommendations from Museum Staff and Historians.



City Green, by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

Child of the Civil Rights Movement, by Paula Young Shelton & Raul Colón

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins, by Carole Boston Weatherford & Jerome Lagarrigue



Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970, by Lynne Olson

It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation, by M.K. Asante Jr.

Selected Poems of Langston Hughs: A Classic Collection of Poems by a Master of American Verse, by Langston Hughs

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Dr Maya Angelou

Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin, by Bayard Rustin

James Baldwin: Collected Essays, by James Baldwin

Americanah: A Novel, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All be Feminists: A guided Journal, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Civil Rights Memorials & The Geography of Memory, by Owen Dwyer & Derek Alderman

Lessons from Little Rock , by Terrance Roberts



Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America, by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

SNCC: The New Abolitionists, by Howard Zinn

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, by Bell Hooks

Passing, by Nella Larsen


The Other Black Girl: A Novel, by Zakiya Dalila Harris

When No One is Watching: A Thriller, by Alyssa Cole

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