Black History at W&M Law



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The following books were displayed with the physical exhibition of Black History at W&M Law. Links are to the W&M Libraries catalog. All books are held in print by the Wolf Law Library. Most books are also available in e-book format and may be borrowed by members of the William & Mary community.

After the Dream: Black and White Southerners Since 1965 by Timothy J. Minchin. (Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky, c2011).

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis. (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003).

The Black Revolution on Campus by Martha Biondi. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2012).

Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America by David Ikard. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013).

Concordance: Black Lawmaking in the U.S. Congress from Carter to Obama by Katherine Tate. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014).

Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga by Jane C. Beck. (Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2015).

Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King by Edythe Scott Bagley. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c2012).

The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia by Julian Maxwell Hayter. (Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2017).

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century edited by Paul Finkleman. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South by Christopher S. Parker. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009).

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis. (Chicago, Illinois: Haymarket Books, 2016).

Heavy by Kiese Laymon. (New York, NY: Scribner, 2018).

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. (New York: One World, 2019).

Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights by Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016).

The Magnificent Mays: A Biography of Benjamin Elijah Mays by John Herbert Roper, Sr. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c2012).

Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics by Cedric Johnson. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c2007).

Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson by Blair L.M. Kelley. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010).

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde. (Berkeley: Crossing Press), 2007.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Iljeoma Oluo. (New York, NY: Seal Press, Hachette Book Group, 2019).

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi. (New York: Nation Books, 2016).

Thurgood Marshall: Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union by Charles L. Zelden. (New York, NY: Routledge, 2013).

A Voice that Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement by Maegan Parker Brooks. (Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 2014).

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (New York: One World, 2019).

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum. (New York: Basic Books, 1997; 2003).

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Black History

Selected Works on Black History & the Black Experience



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