Lessons Schools Don't Teach: The Booklist for Black Resistance / by Jewell Bell

Black History Month is officially here, though for me everyday is Black History Month. Moreover, it is important to note that Black History Is American History (cuz let's face it, we weren't oppressing ourselves), despite our school systems failure to treat it as such. Nevertheless, to celebrate this amazing month, I have compounded a list of literary works dedicated to Black history and race in America that I feel are necessary, pivotal, and thought provoking to enlighten black consciousness. 

1. We Were 8 Years in Power-Ta-Nehisi Coats

2. The Color of Law- Richard Rothstein 

3. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance- Danielle L. McGuire

4. Just Mercy- Bryan Stevenson 

5. The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks- Jeanne Theoharis

6. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration- Isabel Wilkerson

7. They Left Great Marks on Me- Kidada E. Williams

8. Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction- Jim Downs

9. The Souls of Black Folk- W.E.B Du Bois

10. White Rage- Carol Anderson 

11. Nobody- Marc Lamont Hill

12. Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice- Phillip House

13. Women Race & Class- Angela Davis

14. Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement- Angela Davis