Books by Movement Veterans
Brown, H. Rap. Die Nigger Die: A Political Autobiography of Jamil Abdullah al-Amin. New York: Dial Press, 1969.
Blackwell, Unita. Barefootin’: Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 2006.
Carmichael, Stokely with Ekwueme Michael Thelwell. Ready for Revolution: the Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture). New York: Scribner, 2003.
Carmichael, Stokely. Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2007.
Cobb, Charles E., Jr. This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. New York: Basic Books, 2014.
Cobb, Charles E., Jr. On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
Cobb, Charles E., Jr., et al., No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2007.
Curry, Constance, et al., Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2000.
De Lissovoy, Peter, et al. The Great Pool Jump & Other Stories from the Civil Rights Movement in Southwest Georgia. Lancaster, PA: YouArePerfectPress, 2010.
Forman, James. The Making of Black Revolutionaries. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.
Forman, James. Sammy Younge, Jr.: The First Black College Student to Die in the Black Liberation Movement. New York: Grove Press, 1968.
Henry, Aaron with Constance Curry. Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.
Holland, Endesha Ida Mae, From the Mississippi Delta: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
Holsaert, Faith, et al., eds. Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
King, Mary E. Freedom Song: A Personal Story of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1987.
Lafayette, Bernard, Jr. In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
Lester, Julius. Look Out, Whitey! Black Power’s Gon’ Get Your Mama. New York: Grove Press, 1969.
Lewis, John. March. Book One. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Production, 2013.
Lewis, John. March. Book Two. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Production, 2015.
Lewis, John. March. Book Three. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Production, 2016.
Lewis, John. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Lyon, Danny. Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. Chapel Hill: Published for the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, by the University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
Martinez, Elizabeth Sutherland. Letters from Mississippi. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965.
Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi. New York: Dell, 1968.
Moses, Robert P and Charles E. Cobb, Jr. Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project. Boston: Beacon Press, 2001.
Sellers, Cleveland. The River of No Return: The Autobiography of a Black Militant and the Life and Death of SNCC. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1990.
Sherrod, Shirley. The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear. New York: Atria Books, 2012.
Ture, Kwame and Charles Hamilton. Black Power: The Politics of Liberation. New York: Vintage Books, 1992.
Watkins, Hollis. Brother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man. New York: Sankofa Publishing, 2016.
Other Recommended Reading
Ashmore, Susan Youngblood. Carry It On: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama 1964-1972. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008.
Branch, Taylor. At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965 – 68. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954 – 63. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
Branch, Taylor. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963 – 65. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Carson, Clayborne. In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.
Charron, Katherine Mellen. Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
Crosby, Emilye, ed. Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011.
Crosby, Emilye. A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Dittmer, John. Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
Fleming, Cynthia Griggs. Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.
Frye, Gaillard. Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004.
Greenberg, Cheryl, ed. A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998.
Halberstam, David. The Children. Robbinsdale, MN: Fawcett Book Group, 1999.
Hale, Jon N. The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
Hamlin, Francoise N. Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Hogan, Wesley. Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC’s Dream for a New America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Jeffries, Hasan Kwame. Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt. New York: New York University Press, 2009.
Kelen, Leslie, ed. This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012.
Kirk, John A., ed. Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2011.
Levy, Peter B. Civil War on Race Street: The Civil Rights Movement in Cambridge, Maryland. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2003.
McGuire, Danielle L. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. New York: Vintage Books, 2011.
Moye, Todd. Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2013.
Moye, Todd. Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Movements in Sunflower County, Mississippi, 1945 – 1986. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Payne, Charles. I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
Raines, Howell. My Soul is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered. New York: Putnam, 1997.
Ransby, Barbara. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Sojourner, Sue [Lorenzi]. Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
Sturkey, William and Jon N. Hale, eds. To Write the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015.
Tyson, Timothy B. The Blood of Emmett Till. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Tyson, Timothy B. Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.
Visser-Maessen, Laura. Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
Zinn, Howard. SNCC: The New Abolitionists. Boston. Beacon Press, 1964.