50 Books That Every African American Should Read--although I think every American should read it, not just every African American.

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

50 Books That Every African American Should Read--although I think every American should read it, not just every African American.

A stunning list of books that every African American should read

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

The Miseducation of the Negro is a classic work in which Dr. Woodson critiques an antiquated and propagandist education system that left many blacks unable to think for themselves, uplift their race and solve problems confronting their community.  Dr. Woodson strongly believed that “miseducated” African-Americans should learn to become self-reliant  and sacrifice for the progress of their people, in lieu of seeking higher paying jobs and becoming dependent on their oppressors.

13 Books That Every African-American Should Have In His/Her Home

The Miseducation of the Negro is a classic work in which Dr. Woodson critiques an antiquated and propagandist education system that left many blacks unable to think for themselves, uplift their race and solve problems confronting their community. Dr. Woodson strongly believed that “miseducated” African-Americans should learn to become self-reliant and sacrifice for the progress of their people, in lieu of seeking higher paying jobs and becoming dependent on their oppressors.

The Oxford Companion to Black British History by David Dabydeen; essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the long and fascinating history of black people in the British Isles, from African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century AD, through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermy to Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the 'Black Florence Nightingale', & Walter Tull, footballer & First World War officer, to our own day.

The Oxford Companion to Black British History by David Dabydeen; essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the long and fascinating history of black people in the British Isles, from African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century AD, through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermy to Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the 'Black Florence Nightingale', & Walter Tull, footballer & First World War officer, to our own day.

Black Liverpool: The Early History of Britain's Oldest Black Community 1730-1918 by Raymond Henry Costello, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1873245076/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4GGHub00C1M35

Black Liverpool: The Early History of Britain's Oldest Black Community 1730-1918 by Raymond Henry Costello, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1873245076/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4GGHub00C1M35

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring the chance to curl up with an excellent new book while you wait for said flowers. Here, five to put on your must-read list.

5 Books We Can't Wait to Read in April

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring the chance to curl up with an excellent new book while you wait for said flowers. Here, five to put on your must-read list.

Mary Seacole, Jamaican Herbalist. During Crimean War performed surgery on the frontline and established the "British Hotel" providing supplies for soldiers and quarters for sick and infirmed.

How Mary Seacole was made a saint and Florence Nightingake was smeared

Mary Seacole, Jamaican Herbalist. During Crimean War performed surgery on the frontline and established the "British Hotel" providing supplies for soldiers and quarters for sick and infirmed.

did-you-kno:  He also helped convince Abraham Lincoln to let African Americans fight for their own freedom. Source

did-you-kno: He also helped convince Abraham Lincoln to let African Americans fight for their own freedom. Source

Assembled from early to mid 19th C. scraps of homespun wool, prints, yarn and more, all hand sewn, this Story Skirt is reminiscent of the wonderful African American Quilts made by Harriet Powers in the late 19th Century.

Assembled from early to mid 19th C. scraps of homespun wool, prints, yarn and more, all hand sewn, this Story Skirt is reminiscent of the wonderful African American Quilts made by Harriet Powers in the late 19th Century.

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