Black History Month

February is Black History Month.  Celebrate with one of these great reads.
Title Author Cover
Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow Henry Louis Gates Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow cover image
The making of African America : the four great migrations Ira Berlin The making of African America : the four great migrations cover image
From slavery to wealth : the life of Scott Bond Scott Bond From slavery to wealth : the life of Scott Bond cover image
Walking with the muses : a memoir Pat Cleveland Walking with the muses : a memoir cover image
She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman Erica Armstrong Dunbar She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman cover image
Solomon Northup : the complete story of the author of Twelve years a slave David Fiske Solomon Northup : the complete story of the author of Twelve years a slave cover image
How Blacks built America : labor, culture, freedom, and democracy Joe R Feagin How Blacks built America : labor, culture, freedom, and democracy cover image
Up from slavery : an autobiography Booker T Washington Up from slavery : an autobiography cover image
There will be no miracles here Casey Gerald There will be no miracles here cover image
Just another southern town : Mary Church Terrell and the struggle for racial justice in the nation's capital Joan Quigley Just another southern town : Mary Church Terrell and the struggle for racial justice in the nation's capital cover image
Death or liberty : African Americans and revolutionary America Douglas R Egerton Death or liberty : African Americans and revolutionary America cover image
The African-American odyssey Darlene Clark Hine The African-American odyssey cover image
The beautiful struggle : a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood Ta-Nehisi Coates The beautiful struggle : a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood cover image
May we forever stand : a history of the black national anthem Imani Perry May we forever stand : a history of the black national anthem cover image
Words of witness : black women's autobiography in the post-Brown era Angela Ann Ards Words of witness : black women's autobiography in the post-Brown era cover image
My culture, my color, my self : heritage, resilience, and community in the lives of young adults Toby S Jenkins My culture, my color, my self : heritage, resilience, and community in the lives of young adults cover image
We return fighting : World War I and the shaping of modern Black identity We return fighting : World War I and the shaping of modern Black identity cover image
Queen of bebop : the musical lives of Sarah Vaughan Elaine M Hayes Queen of bebop : the musical lives of Sarah Vaughan cover image
Out of the blue Victor Cruz Out of the blue cover image
Harriet Tubman : "on my underground railroad I never ran my train off the track" R Conrad Stein Harriet Tubman : "on my underground railroad I never ran my train off the track" cover image
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race cover image
The handy African American history answer book Jessie Carney Smith The handy African American history answer book cover image
Manchild in the promised land Claude Brown Manchild in the promised land cover image
12 let rabstva Solomon Northup 12 let rabstva cover image
Michelle Obama Michael V Uschan Michelle Obama cover image
Malcolm X : the FBI file Clayborne Carson Malcolm X : the FBI file cover image
And still I rise : Black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology Henry Louis Gates And still I rise : Black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology cover image
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space cover image
Michelle Obama : a life Peter Slevin Michelle Obama : a life cover image
Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America C Nicole Mason Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America cover image
The man from Essence : creating a magazine for Black women Edward Lewis The man from Essence : creating a magazine for Black women cover image
World to come : essays on the Baltimore uprising, militant racism, and history Katherine Kemi Bankole World to come : essays on the Baltimore uprising, militant racism, and history cover image
100 amazing facts about the Negro Henry Louis Gates 100 amazing facts about the Negro cover image
King : a biography David Levering Lewis King : a biography cover image
Reconstruction : America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877 Eric Foner Reconstruction : America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877 cover image
The ultimate Black history trivia book Curtis Claytor The ultimate Black history trivia book cover image
Achievements & legacies of famous African Americans T L Allen Achievements & legacies of famous African Americans cover image
Negro with a hat : the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey Colin Grant Negro with a hat : the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey cover image
Envisioning emancipation : Black Americans and the end of slavery Deborah Willis Envisioning emancipation : Black Americans and the end of slavery cover image
Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of Black and White america Zachary R Wood Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of Black and White america cover image
Aobama hui yi lu : wo fu qin de meng xiang Barack Obama Aobama hui yi lu : wo fu qin de meng xiang cover image
12 years a slave : illustrated : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853 from a cotton plantation in Avoyelles Parish, in the Mississippi Valley of Louisiana. Solomon Northup 12 years a slave : illustrated : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853 from a cotton plantation in Avoyelles Parish, in the Mississippi Valley of Louisiana. cover image
Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 Henry Louis Gates Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 cover image
Strange fruit. Volume II, More uncelebrated narratives from Black history Joel Christian Gill Strange fruit. Volume II, More uncelebrated narratives from Black history cover image
How the wild West was won Bruce Wexler How the wild West was won cover image
The riot within : my journey from rebellion to redemption Rodney King The riot within : my journey from rebellion to redemption cover image
Seizing freedom : slave emancipation and liberty for all David R Roediger Seizing freedom : slave emancipation and liberty for all cover image
Parallel worlds : the remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the enduring (in)significance of melanin Adele Logan Alexander Parallel worlds : the remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the enduring (in)significance of melanin cover image
A short history of Reconstruction, 1863-1877 Eric Foner A short history of Reconstruction, 1863-1877 cover image
Birth of the cool : how jazz great Miles Davis found his sound Kathleen Cornell Berman Birth of the cool : how jazz great Miles Davis found his sound cover image