100 Essential Black Books

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The book I wanna suggest, I probably shouldn't. I've shared it before tho.



Anything from Na'im Akbar is well worth a read too. Informative as hell and bite sized. My personal fav is Know Thy Self
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Shre the book pl or dm pm me
 

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drop some titles. My family is from the caribbean and would enjoy reading about caribbean diaspora.


yeah fam my family is caribbean too and i know very little about my history from an academic or even historic sense... which probably explains why i relate way more to ADOS than my own folks. all my knowledge of blackness pretty much centers around the black american experience

dope thread... and cosign the brother who mentioned nathan mccall because i was shocked that wasn't there either. i got a few too:

sista souljah - no disrespect
bebe moore campbell - brothers and sisters
toni morrison - the bluest eye
piri thomas - down these mean streets (he's afro puerto rican, trust me this is cooked crack)
 
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drop some titles. My family is from the caribbean and would enjoy reading about caribbean diaspora.


yeah fam my family is caribbean too and i know very little about my history from an academic or even historic sense... which probably explains why i relate way more to ADOS than my own folks. all my knowledge of blackness pretty much centers around the black american experience
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This one just came up on my radar in an interview I was checking out. I did a search on it and some of ya'll mentioned it already. Finna cop this soon. I'm not even gonna post the cover.

Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America Hardcover – February 1, 2000


The Tuskegee Institute records the lynching of 3,436 blacks between 1882 and 1950. This is probably a small percentage of these murders, which were seldom reported, and led to the creation of the NAACP in 1909, an organization dedicated to passing federal anti-lynching laws. Through all this terror and carnage someone-many times a professional photographer-carried a camera and took pictures of the events. These lynching photographs were often made into postcards and sold as souvenirs to the crowds in attendance. These images are some of photography's most brutal, surviving to this day so that we may now look back on the terrorism unleashed on America's African-American community and perhaps know our history and ourselves better. The almost one hundred images reproduced here are a testament to the camera's ability to make us remember what we often choose to forget.
 

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I counted 10 that I own, a few that I've skimmed through excerpts. Impossible I think to read all that especially if you have other interests. Reminds me of a bible verse.

Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. -Ecc 12:12
 

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Great list. Thank god its not a ranking just listed alphabetically.

I have some more to add but they are about the black diasopra in the carribean.

All ah we black peopke on this site ain't Yankee, Rasta. Post Dem ting.
 
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