As MSMC celebrates Black History Month, we wanted to highlight a few books, films, podcasts, and more that we recommend to the campus community. Items available in Kaplan Library are linked (in blue) below.
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
by Trevor Noah
by Tomi Adeyemi
by Craig Steven Wilder
Farming While Black
by Leah Penniman
by Edward E. Baptist
by Angie Thomas
(see link to the film version below)
by Bryan Stevenson
by Octavia Butler
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
by Michelle Alexander
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom
by Walter Johnson
by Peniel E. Joseph
Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism
by Stokely Carmichael
by Colson Whitehead
Nominated for Best Picture (2019); won Oscar for Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Production Design
Oscar winner for Best Animated Short Film
(see link to the book version above)
Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (2017), Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature (2016); won BAFTA for Best Documentary
Oscar winner for Best Picture (2017)
Nominated for Best Picture (2015); won for Best Original Song
Follow the links below for more information.
The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.
Copies of the New York Times Magazine and accompanying section of the newspaper are on reserve at Kaplan Library. Ask for them at the Check-out Desk. The online catalog record for the 1619 Project materials also contains links to online versions of the magazine and resources from the Pulitzer Center for using these materials in the classroom.