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Suggested Readings

This is an abbreviated listing of books that can be read for consciousness enhancement. Readers are encouraged to add to this list by looking for suggested readings or discovering, on your own, the wealth of knowledge building materials found in bookstores and libraries. Other ethnic-related titles will be added soon.

  • Suzanne Oboler, Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)presentation in the United States
  • Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Latinos: Remaking America
  • Himilce Novas, Everything You Need To Know About Latino History
  • Edward James Olmos, Carlos Fuentes, and Lea Ybarra, Americanos: Latino Life in the United States
  • Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
  • Daniel Arreola, Hispanic Space, Latino Places: Community and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary America
  • Michael Jones-Correa, Latino Cultural Citizenship: Claiming Identity, Space and Rights
  • Na'im Akbar, From Miseducation to Education and other works
  • Cheikh Anta-Diop, The African Origin of Civilization and other works
  • Cheikh Anta-Diop, The Cultural Unity of Black Africa
  • Molefi Asante, Afrocentricity and other works
  • Lerone Bennett, The Challenge of Blackness
  • Ishakamusa Barashange, Afrikan People and European Holidays
  • John Henrik Clarke, Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa and other works
  • Rev. Albert Cleaga, Black Christian Nationalism; Black Messiah
  • Chinwelzu, The West and Rest of Us
  • Harold Cruse, Crisis of the Negro Intellectual and other works
  • Basil Davidson, The African Slave Trade
  • W.E.B. DuBois, The World and Africa
  • Harry Edwards, The Black Athlete
  • Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
  • Franz Fanon, Wretched of the Earth
  • E. Franklin Frazier, Black Bourgeoisie
  • Marcus Garvey, Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey (ed. By Amy Jacque Garvey)
  • Vincent Harding, There is a River; The Other American Revolution
  • Nathan Hare, The Black Anglo-Saxons and other Works
  • Hubert Harrison, When Africa Awakes
  • John G. Jackson, An Introduction to African Civilization; Man, God and Civilization; Christianity before Christ
  • George James, Stolen Legacy and other works
  • Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa
  • Jawanza Kunijufu, Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys
  • Madhubuti Haki, Enemies: The Clash of Races; Sunrise and Earthquake Missions; From Plan to Planet
  • Malcolm X, Autobiography of Malcolm X:(assisted by Alex Haley) Malcolm X speaks (ed. By George Breitman)
  • Otto Lindenmeyer, Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed
  • Gerald Massey, Ancient Egypt
  • Elijah Muhammad, Message to the Blackman in America
  • Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah and other works
  • Wade Nobles, African Psychology; Understanding the Black Family and other works
  • Imari A. Obadele, A Beginner's Outline of the History of African People and other works
  • George Padmore, History of Pan Africanism and other works
  • Paul Roberson, Here I Stand
  • Ivan Van Sertima, They Came Before Columbus
  • Walter Rodney, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
  • Peter Thompkins, Secrets of the Great Pyramid
  • David Walker, Walker's Appeal