Booklist for further reading for Dialogue on Race Louisiana and Dialogue on Race Mississippi participants.
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.
Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
Edward Baptist, Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.
Hugh Thomas, The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870.
W.E.B. DuBois, Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880.
Eric Foner, Reconstruction (Updated Edition): America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877.
Eric Foner, A Short History of Reconstruction (Updated Edition).
Justin Behrend, Reconstructing Democracy: Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South after the Civil War.
Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.
David M. Oshinsky, “Worse than Slavery”: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice.
Isabel Duncan: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.
Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi.
Akinybe Omowale Umoja, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement.
Barbara Ransby, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision.
Howard Zinn, SNCC: The New Abolitionists.
Clayborne Carson, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s.
National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, The Kerner Report.
Bloom and Martin, Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party.
POST CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow.
Christian Davenport, How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa.
Kali Akuno, Ajamu Nangwaya, and Cooperation Jackson, Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi.
Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People.
Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.
Debby Irving, Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race.
THE CONFEDERACY AND LOST CAUSE MYTH
Karen Cox, Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture.
Charles Eagles, Civil Rights Culture Wars: The Fight Over a Mississippi Textbook.
James Loewen and Edward Sebesta, The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The‘Great Truth’ about the ‘Lost Cause’.
This was a wonderful experience which I felt really brought home the concepts of institutional racism and white privilege. Our group was soon comfortable with each other and able to have an open dialogue on these tough concepts via the guidance of our two wonderful moderators. I strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to understand how racism is having an impact on people of color in the modern world.
- Heather M.
The Dialogue on Race series has been one of the most significant learning experiences I've ever had the pleasure to be a part of. I highly recommend it to anyone who's seriously interested in having an open and honest dialogue (not debate) on race and who also wants to play their role in dismantling racism in our community.
- Eric D.