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Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List: Getting Started

All the titles from the reading list released June 2020 that are available digitally via LSC or HCPL collections

About the List

For 95 years, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has preserved, protected, and fostered a greater understanding of the Black experience through its collections, exhibitions, programs, and scholarship. In response to the uprisings across the globe demanding justice for Black lives, the Schomburg Center has created a Black Liberation Reading List ... with a particular focus on books by Black authors and those whose papers we steward.

Books Available Digitally Through LSC or HCPL

Books Available in Print from LSC/HCPL

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Hint! Most of the HCPL e-books are also available as audiobooks -- just search for the title, or if you use the Libby app, it'll give you a link to push you over.

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Actual number of copies may differ from what's displayed here due to changes in licensing or the expiration of copies.

Not Available at Our Libraries

  1. Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful by Kwame Brathwaite
  2. Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children by Trina Greene Brown
  3. Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black by bell hooks
  4. Vibration Cooking: or, The Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
  5. We're On: A June Jordan Reader by June Jordan