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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 39 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow
    No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson - by Jeff Sparrow

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911617204 | ISBN 10: 1911617206

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.   Paul Robeson was a brilliant student and champion athlete who abandoned a career in law to find worldwide fame as a performer and activist. He was undoubtedly the most famous African American of his time — be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
    Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy - by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473671003 | ISBN 10: 1473671000

    The life story of Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr. and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist. "Coretta is more relevant today than ever... a female who takes responsibility for creating something bet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
    Notes of a Native Son - by James Baldwin

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241334003 | ISBN 10: 0241334004

    'The story of the negro in America is the story of America ... it is not a very pretty story'   James Baldwin's breakthrough essay collection made him the voice of his generation. Ranging over Harlem in the 1940s, movies, novels, his preacher ... more

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  • Cover image of book I am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck
    I am Not Your Negro - by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141986678 | ISBN 10: 0141986670

    The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary film.   In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: ... more

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  • Cover image of book Renegade: The Life and Times of Darcus Howe by Robin Bunce and Paul Field
    Renegade: The Life and Times of Darcus Howe - by Robin Bunce and Paul Field

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408886205 | ISBN 10: 1408886200

    Born in Trinidad during the dying days of British colonialism, Darcus Howe has become an uncompromising champion of racial justice. The book examines how Howe's unique political outlook was inspired by the example of his friend and mentor C.L.R. Jame ... more

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  • Cover image of book Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview - and Other Conversations by Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview - and Other Conversations - by Martin Luther King, Jr.

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781612196169 | ISBN 10: 1612196160

    As the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum, and books like Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen swing national attention toward the racism and violence that continue to poison our communities, it’s as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Muhammad Ali by Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane
    Muhammad Ali - by Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781506703183 | ISBN 10: 1506703186

    The story of boxing icon Muhammad Ali!   An original graphic novel celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who metamorphosed from Cassius Clay to become a three-time heavyweight boxing legend, activist, and provocateur: Muhammad Ali. Not ... more

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  • Cover image of book W.E.B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line by Bill V. Mullen
    W.E.B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line - by Bill V. Mullen

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745335056 | ISBN 10: 0745335055

    On the 27th August, 1963, the day before Martin Luther King electrified the world from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with the immortal words, "I Have a Dream", the life of another giant of the Civil Rights movement quietly drew to a close in Accr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Civil Rights for Beginners by Paul Von Blum, illustrated by Frank Reynoso
    Civil Rights for Beginners - by Paul Von Blum, illustrated by Frank Reynoso

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781934389898 | ISBN 10: 1934389897

    A large swath of literature on the civil rights movement exists in the United States. Much of that literature focuses on the dramatic events of the African American resistance to Jim Crow and oppression from the mid 1950s through the early 1970s. Fre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by David J. Garrow
    Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - by David J. Garrow

    £13.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780300024982 | ISBN 10: 0300024983

    "The work of David J. Garrow is more than a day-by-day account of how the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 came into being. It is also a skillful analysis of the dynamics of protest activity and more particularly of the ways in which successful pr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering by Rosemarie Freeney Harding with Rachel Elizabeth Harding
    Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering - by Rosemarie Freeney Harding with Rachel Elizabeth Harding

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780822358794 | ISBN 10: 0822358794

    An activist influential in the civil rights movement, Rosemarie Freeney Hardings spirituality blended many traditions, including southern African American mysticism, Anabaptist Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, and Afro-Brazilian Candombl.  Remn ... more

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  • Cover image of book It
    It's Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television - by Gayle Wald

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780822358374 | ISBN 10: 0822358379

    Soul! was where Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire got funky, where Toni Morrison read from her debut novel, where James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni discussed gender and power, and where Amiri Baraka and Stokely Carmichael enjoyed a sympathetic foru ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement by Vincent J. Intondi
    African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement - by Vincent J. Intondi

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780804792752 | ISBN 10: 0804792755

    Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis
    The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks - by Jeanne Theoharis

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780807033326 | ISBN 10: 0807033324

    The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.   This revised edition includes a new introduction by the author, who reflec ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement by Akinyele Omowale Umoja
    We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement - by Akinyele Omowale Umoja

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781479886036 | ISBN 10: 1479886033

    Winner of the 2014 Anna Julia Cooper-CLR James Book Award presented by the National Council of Black Studies  Winner of the 2014 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature   In We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who Speaks for the Negro? by Robert Penn Warren
    Who Speaks for the Negro? - by Robert Penn Warren

    £15.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300205107 | ISBN 10: 0300205104

    First published in 1965, this is a unique text in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Robert Penn Warren interviewed a wide range of African American leaders, activists, and artists across the country, among them Martin Luther King, Ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Martin
    Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. - by Clayborne Carson

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781137278937 | ISBN 10: 1137278935

    On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flocked to the nations capital for the March on Washington. That day Clayborne Carson, a 19-year-old black student from a working-class family in New Mexico who had hitched a ride to Washing ... more

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  • Cover image of book "In a Single Garment of Destiny": A Global Vision of Justice by Martin Luther King Jr., Edited and Introduced by Lewis V. Baldwin
    "In a Single Garment of Destiny": A Global Vision of Justice - by Martin Luther King Jr., Edited and Introduced by Lewis V. Baldwin

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780807086070 | ISBN 10: 080708607x

    An unprecedented and timely collection that captures the global vision of Dr. King in his own words.   Too many people continue to think of Dr. King only as "a southern civil rights leader" or "an American Gandhi," thus ignoring his impact o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paul Robeson: A Watched Man by Jordan Goodman
    Paul Robeson: A Watched Man - by Jordan Goodman

    £20.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781681312 | ISBN 10: 1781681317

    In his heyday, Paul Robeson was one of the most famous people in the world; to his enemies he was also one of the most dangerous. From the 1930s to the 1960s, the African-American singer was the voice of the people, both as a performer and as a polit ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Speech by Gary Younge
    The Speech - by Gary Younge

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781783560271 | ISBN 10: 1783560274

    The night before the March on Washington in 1963 Martin Luther King asked his aides for advice about the next day's speech. "Don't use the lines about "I have a dream," Wyatt Walker told him "It's trite, it's clich. You've used it too many times alr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick
    Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock - by David Margolick

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780300187922 | ISBN 10: 0300187920

    The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white gir ... more

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  • Cover image of book Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech That Transformed a Nation by Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly
    Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech That Transformed a Nation - by Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780230337558 | ISBN 10: 0230337554

    "I have a dream."   When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, the crowd stood, electrified, as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Life in Motion by Florence Howe
    A Life in Motion - by Florence Howe

    £21.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781558616974 | ISBN 10: 1558616977

    Florence Howe has led an audacious life: she created a freedom school during the civil rights movement, refused to bow to academic heavyweights who were opposed to sharing power with women, and founded a feminist publishing house at a time when books ... more

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  • Cover image of book Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Dury Smith (Editors)
    Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity - by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Dury Smith (Editors)

    £30.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781595581136 | ISBN 10: 1595581138

    "Say it loud: Im black and Im proud! "(From James Brown's 1969 anthem) In 2005, The New Press published Say It Plain, the celebrated companion to the American RadioWorks American Public Media documentary chronicling the great tradition ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X by Robert E. Terrill (editor)
    The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X - by Robert E. Terrill (editor)

    £20.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780521731577 | ISBN 10: 0521731577

    Malcolm X is one of the most important figures in the twentieth-century struggle for equality in America. With the passing of time, and changing attitudes to race and religion in American society, the significance of a public figure like Malcolm X co ... more

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  • Cover image of book April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How it Changed America - by Michael Eric Dyson

    £14.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780465002122 | ISBN 10: 0465002129

    On April 4, 1968, at 6.01 pm, while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King, the prophet for racial and economic justice in America, ended his final speech with the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism by Stokely Carmichael
    Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism - by Stokely Carmichael

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781556526497 | ISBN 10: 1556526490

    In the speeches and articles collected in this book, the black activist, organizer, and freedom fighter Stokely Carmichael traces the dramatic changes in his own consciousness and that of black Americans that took place during the evolving movements ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Radical: The Education of an American Revolutionary 1946-1968 by Nelson Peary
    Black Radical: The Education of an American Revolutionary 1946-1968 - by Nelson Peary

    £21.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595581457 | ISBN 10: 1595581456

    Black Fire, the celebrated first volume of Nelson Peerys riveting autobiography, told the story of his childhood and teenage years during the Depression and his subsequent political awakening as a soldier in the all-black 93rd Infantry Division in W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches by Edited by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith
    Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches - by Edited by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595581266 | ISBN 10: 159558126x

    'Ive seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land!' - Martin Luther King, Jr. Say It Plain is a vivid, moving portrait of how black Americans have sounded ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X - by Malcolm X

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141032726 | ISBN 10: 0141032723

    Malcolm X's blazing, legendary auto-biography, completed shortly before his assassination in 1965, depicts a remarkable life: a child born into rage and despair, who turned to street-hustling and cocaine in the Harlem ghetto, followed by prison, wher ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom: A Photographic History of the African American Struggle by Manning Marable and Leith Mullings, picture-editing by Sophie Spencer-Wood
    Freedom: A Photographic History of the African American Struggle - by Manning Marable and Leith Mullings, picture-editing by Sophie Spencer-Wood

    £29.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780714845173 | ISBN 10: 0714845175

    This momentous volume chronicles a photographic history of the African American struggle for freedom, combining a unique assimilation of rare images with thought-provoking scholarly analysis. Although the civil rights movement in America is conventio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ready for Revolution: The Life & Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) by Stokely Carmichael
    Ready for Revolution: The Life & Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) - by Stokely Carmichael

    £19.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780684850047 | ISBN 10: 0684850044

    Head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party. Bestselling author. Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) is an American legend, one whose work as a civil rights leader fundamentally altered the ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Maya Angelou
    A Song Flung Up to Heaven - by Maya Angelou

    £8.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781844085064 | ISBN 10: 1844085066

    It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in full swing and that ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Huey P. Newton Reader by David Hilliard and Donald Weise (Editors)
    The Huey P. Newton Reader - by David Hilliard and Donald Weise (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781583224670 | ISBN 10: 158322467x

    Beginning with his founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966, Huey P. Newton (1942-89) set the political stage for events that would place him and the Panthers at the forefront of the African-American liberation movement for the next twenty years. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Claybourne Carson (Ed)
    The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. - by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Claybourne Carson (Ed)

    £12.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780349112985 | ISBN 10: 0349112983

    Compiled from his own words, this history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King, Jr. - the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student who rebelled against segregation; the dedicated young minister who constantly questionned the depths of his f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King by Stephen B. Oates
    Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King - by Stephen B. Oates

    £14.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780862418373 | ISBN 10: 0862418372

    On April 4th, 1968, a shot rang out in the Memphis sky bringing to a violent close the life of the Reverend Martin Luther King. The youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, King brought the Civil Rights message to the attention of the world. In ... more

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  • Cover image of book Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980 by Kimberly Springer
    Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980 - by Kimberly Springer

    £18.99   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780822334934 | ISBN 10: 0822334933

    The first in-depth analysis of the black feminist movement, Living for the Revolution fills in a crucial but overlooked chapter in African American, womens, and social movement history. Through original oral history interviews with key activists and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
    The Souls of Black Folk - by W.E.B. Du Bois

    £3.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780486280417 | ISBN 10: 0486280411

    This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
    The Heart of a Woman - by Maya Angelou

    £9.99   paperback   (1986) - ISBN 13: 9781844085040 | ISBN 10: 184408504x

    Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, j ... more

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