10 African American History Books Every American Should Read

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Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup

African American Medicine in Washington, D.C.

African American Medicine in Washington, D.C.

By Heather Butts

Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery

By Booker T. Washington

Black Reconstruction in America by W. E. B. Du Bois

Black Reconstruction in America

By W.E.B. DuBois

MLK: An American Legacy

MLK: An American Legacy

By David J. Garrow

A Dancer in the Revolution

A Dancer in the Revolution

By Howard Eugene Johnson

Triumph

Triumph

By Jeremy Schaap

Harlem

Harlem

By Jonathan Gill

the warmth of other suns isabel wilkerson historical nonfiction

The Warmth of Other Suns

By Isabel Wilkerson

African American History The Fire Next Time James Baldwin

The Fire Next Time

By James Baldwin