Questia Reading Room: Recognizing Black History Month

Black History Month is an important time to reflect on the past, present and future of African American culture, music, civil rights and more.

Expand your knowledge of Black History as you read through our books. (Credit: asalh.org)

Expand your knowledge of Black History as you read through our books. (Credit: asalh.org)

Learn more about each of these topics through our collection of books – FREE for the next month.

To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans. Robin D. G. Kelley, Earl Lewis. To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans. New York, 2000. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Freedom Bound: A History of America's Civil Rights Movement. Robert Weisbrot. Freedom Bound: A History of America’s Civil Rights Movement. New York, 1990. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America. Harvard Sitkoff. Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America. Lexington, KY, 2010. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Stylin': African American Expressive Culture from Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit. Shane White, Graham White. Stylin’: African American Expressive Culture from Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit. Ithaca, NY, 1998. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Icons of African American Literature: The Black Literary World. Yolanda Williams Page. Icons of African American Literature: The Black Literary World. Santa Barbara, CA, 2011. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives - Vol. 1. Yuval Taylor. I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives – Vol. 1. Chicago, 1999. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Harlem Renaissance. Nathan Irvin Huggins. Harlem Renaissance. New York, 2007. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. Ira Berlin. Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. Cambridge, MA, 2003. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

African Americans in the Nineteenth Century: People and Perspectives. Dixie Ray Haggard. African Americans in the Nineteenth Century: People and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA, 2010. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

African Americans in the Early Republic, 1789-1831. Donald R. Wright. African Americans in the Early Republic, 1789-1831. Arlington Heights, IL, 1993. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop. Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop. Berkeley, CA, 2003. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women. Mia Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, Barbara D. Savage. Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women. Chapel Hill, NC, 2015. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. J. Todd Moye. Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. New York, 2010. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American Sixties. James C. Hall. Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American Sixties. New York, 2001. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America. Douglas R. Egerton. Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America. New York, 2009. Questia. Web. 19 February 2016.

Are there any other books not listed here that you highly recommend reading to learn more for Black History Month? Share them with us in the comments.

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