The Zinn Education Project (coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change) hosts a monthly class for educators with people's historians on the Black Freedom Struggle. Check out recordings from past sessions and sign up for upcoming sessions.
Here are the titles addressed by the historians and journalists who have presented to date.
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Hip-Hop History (Young Adult Edition)
By Jeff Chang and Dave "Davey D" Cook
I Saw Death Coming: A History of Terror and Survival in the War Against Reconstruction
By Kidada E. Williams
Julian Bond's Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
By Julian Bond and Danny Lyon (Photographer)
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks: Young Readers Edition
By Jeanne Theoharis and Brandy Colbert
Want to Start a Revolution? Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle
Edited by Jeanne Theoharis, Komozi Woodard, and Dayo F. Gore
Learn about our criteria for selecting titles at Social Justice Books. Feedback on these lists and suggestions for additional titles are welcome.
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