A book review of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement which was written by Barbara Ransby and tells the story of Ella Baker’s life. Visit the Noire Histoir YouTube Channel or website for the full review.
Tag: civil rights movement
A profile of Dorothy Height, an activist for civil and women’s rights who helped to organize the March on Washington and spent decades leading the YWCA and NCNW.
I recently took a day trip to Birmingham as part of my goal to visit as many Southern cities as possible while living in Atlanta. I was attracted to visiting the city by its role in the history of the Civil Rights Movement and also the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute was founded in 1992 and is located in Birmingham’s historic Civil Rights District.
“Black Against Empire” by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin, Jr is the definitive history of The Black Panthers. The book not only charts the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party but also provides detailed backgrounds of its most prominent members. It gives a fair and balanced account of both of both the good points and failings of the Black Panthers.
“Before the Mayflower” by Lerone Bennett Jr is the ultimate book to read if you’re interested in Black History, especially American Black History. Originally published in 1962, the book covers the history of Black America from 1619 to 1962.