Black History Month is but one period out of the year where we focus on the accomplishments and contributions of those of the African Diaspora. We believe that the world is a richer place when we celebrate our rich cultural diversity, as evidenced by our dedication to selecting books that contribute to the dialogue. It’s hard for us to select our favorite books out of the Anisfield-Wolf library, so instead we will choose books that give great insight into the triumphs and challenges of African Americans. Share this list with your colleagues, friends, children and neighbors.
Taylor Branch (2007 winner)
Parting the Waters: America In The King Years, 1954-63
Pillar of Fire: America In The King Years, 1963-65
At Canaan’s Edge: America In The King Years, 1965-68
Isabel Wilkerson (2011 winner)
Annette Gordon-Reed (2009 winner)
Geoffrey C. Ward (2005 winner)
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
David Levering Lewis (2001 winner)
W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963
Arnold Rampersad (1987 winner)
Tell us – which of these books have you already read? Which would you recommend?