The Black Panther Party Reading List

Greetings Good People,

I was browsing the web earlier when I came across The Black Panther Party’s Reading List. For those of you who don’t know, I’m an avid reader and student of Black History. So adding these much-needed reads to my personal library is imperative. If you’re looking to beef up your book collection as well, they are as follows:

Malcolm XThe Autobiography of Malcolm X and Malcolm X Speaks

Frantz FanonWretched on the Earth

Kwame NkrumahI Speak of Freedom and Ghana

Basil DavidsonThe Lost Cities of Africa

Herbert ApthekerThe Nat Turner Slave Revolt, American Negro Slave Revolts, and A Documentary History of the Negro People in the U.S.

Lerone Bennett Jr.Before the Mayflower

Arna W. BontempsAmerican Negro Poetry – Story of the Negro

E.D. CroninBlack Moses: The story of Garvey and the UNIA

W.E.B. DuBoisBlack Reconstruction in America – Souls of Black Folk and The World and Africa

Basil DavidsonBlack Mother, the Years of the African Slave Trade

Frantz FanonStudies in a Dying Colonialism

John Hope FranklinFrom Slavery to Freedom – Negro in the United States

E.F. FrazierBlack Bourgeoisie

Michael HarringtonThe Other America

Marcus GarveyGarvey & Garveyism

Melville J. HerskovittsThe Myth of the Negro Past

C.L.R. JamesA History of the Negro Past

John JanheinzMUNTU: The New African Culture

LeRoi JonesBlues People

C.E. LincolnBlack Muslims in America

William L. PattersonWe Charge Genocide

J.A. RogersAfrica’s Gift to America, World’s Great Men of Color, and 3,000 B.C. to 1946 A.D.

Charles H. Wesley & Carter G. WoodsonThe Negro in Our History

C. Van WoodwardThe Strange Career of Jim Crow

Richard WrightNative Son

Until Next Time…


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