(Compiled by activists of the time)

*SNCC: The New Abolitionists, Howard Zinn, Beacon 1964
Freedom Summer, Sally Belfrage, Viking, 1966

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement, Ransby
Letters from Mississippi, Elizabeth Sutherland, McGraw Hill, 1965 (updated 2002)

Coming of Age in Mississippi, Anne Moody, Dell, 1968
The Making of Black Revolutionaries, James Forman, McMillan, 1972

My Soul Is Rested, Howell Raines, Penguin, 1977
*In Struggle, Clayborne Carson, Harvard, 1981

We Are Not Afraid, Seth Cagin, 1988
Free at Last? The Civil Rights Movement and the People Who Made It, Fred Powledge,

Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, Danny Lyon, University of North Carolina Press, 1992

This Little Light of Mine, Kay Mills, Penguin 1993
Local People, John Dittmer, University of Illinois, 1994

Silver Rights, Connie Currie, Algonquin Press, 1995
Ella Baker: Freedom Bound, Joanne Grant, Wiley, 1998

Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson, Cynthia Fleming, Rowman & Littlefield, 1998
Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Debra L. Schultz, NYU Press, 2000

Hammer and Hoe, Robin Kelley

For Freedom's Sake, Chana Lee

Carry Me Home, Birmingham, McWhorter

Negroes With Guns, Robert Williams

Radical Equations (First section) by Bob Moses

*especially good

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"Freedom on My Mind,"


"Deacons For Defense"


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