9 Must Read Books That Explain What It's Like to Be Black In America
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We finally have a museum dedicated to the African experience in America. While it would be great if everyone could visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., it's just not doable for everyone.
Most of us rely on books to teach our history. Because we all know primary and secondary schools don't include African American history in the curriculum outside of slavery, the watered-down version of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Our Black history in America, though painful, is full of triumphs and perseverance. But the powers that be refuse to admit to their violent past.
Check out these nine books, which not only teach Black history, but they all highlight what it's like to be Black in America.
The Warmth of Other Suns
American Negro: Old World Background and New World Experience
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America
Prince Among Slaves
Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District
Pushout: The Criminalization Of Black Girls In Schools