Freedom Movement-Related Books Written by Movement Veterans

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Histories, Biographies, & Essays
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Autobiographies & Memoirs

Ralph AbernathyAnd the Walls Came Tumbling Down An Autobiography
Sandra AdickesLegacy of a Freedom School (Freedom Summer)
Anthony AmersonGreat Courage (Macon County, AL)
Thomas Armstrong...Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for ...
D'Army BaileyThe Education of a Black Radical: A Southern ... (Memphis)
Daisy BatesThe Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir (Little Rock)
Unita Blackwell ...Barefootin': Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom (Mississippi)
Amelia BoyntonBridge Across Jordan: The Story of the Struggle ... in Selma
H. Rap BrownDie Nigger Die! A Political Autobiography of Jamil Abdullah al-Amin
Cathy CadeMy Family The Movement & Me (Southwest GA)
Carmichael & ThellwellReady for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael
J.L. Chestnut...Black In Selma: The Uncommon Life of J.L. Chestnut (Selma)
Jim DannChallenging the Mississippi Firebombers: Memories of Mississippi ...
Patricia DueFreedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir ... (Florida)
David DukesI Have Never Lived in America (Florida)
James FarmerLay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement
Carolyn GoodmanMy Mantelpiece: A Memoir of Survival and Social Justice (Mississippi)
Fred GrayBus Ride to Justice: Changing the System by the System: ... (Alabama)
Andrew Heidelberg  The Norfolk 17: A Personal Narrative on Desegregation in Norfolk, ...
Dorothy HeightOpen Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir
Henry & CurryAaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning
Endesha HollandFrom the Mississippi Delta
Peter HonigsbergCrossing Border Street: A Civil Rights Memoir (Louisiana)
Rodney HurstIt Was Never About a Hotdog and a Coke: A Personal Account ...
Hudson & CurryMississippi Harmony, Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter (Mississippi)
Charlayne HunterTo the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement
Don JelinekWhite Lawyer, Black Power, Mississippi and Alabama
Rev. Aaron JohnsonMan from Macedonia: My Life of Service, Struggle, ... (North Carolina)
Mary KingFreedom Song
Sherie LabedisYou Came Here to Die, Didn't You (Memoir of SCOPE volunteer)
Bernard LaFayetteIn Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma
Rev. Richard LeonardCall to Selma
John LewisWalking With the Wind
Dora McDonaldSharing the Dream: Martin Luther King, the Movement, and Me
James MeredithThree Years in Mississippi
Anne MoodyComing of Age in Mississippi
Sara ParsonsFrom Southern Wrongs to Civil Rights: Memoir of White ...
Melba PatilloWarriors Don't Cry: ... Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
James PeckFreedom Ride
Edward H. PeeplesScalawag: A White Southerner's Journey Through Segregation to Human Rights Activism
John PerdewEducation of a Harvard Guy: Footsoldier in the CRM (Georgia)
Charles PrickettRemembering Mississippi Freedom Summer
Dick ReavisIf White Kids Die, Memories of a Civil Rights ... (Demopolis AL)
John ReynoldsThe Fight for Freedom; A Memoir of My Years ... (SCLC)
Jo Ann RobinsonThe Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It
Judith RollinsAll is Never Said: Narrative of Odette Harper Hines (Louisiana)
John ScottWitness to the Truth: My Struggle for Human Rights in Louisiana
Carol SeayUp Above My Head: I See Freedom in the Air
Solomon SeayJim Crow and Me: Stories from My Life as a CR Lawyer (Alabama)
Cleveland SellersRiver of No Return: The Autobiography of a Black Militant and the ...
Jordana ShakoorCivil Rights Childhood (Mississippi)
Carol Ruth SilverFreedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes From Parchman Prison
SNCC womenHands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC
Tracy SugarmanStranger At the Gates: A Summer in Mississippi (Freedom Summer)
 We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who ... (Freedom Summer)
Mary SwopeMy Summer Vacation: 1965 (SCOPE)
Joyce Russell TerrellA Blues Song of My Own (School integrator)
Lisa ToddFor a Voice and the Vote, My Journey With the MFDP (Mississippi)
Carlotta WallsA Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock ...
Webb & WestSelma, Lord, Selma
LuLu WestbrooksFreedom Is Not Free, 45 Days in the Leesburg Stockade... (Georgia)
Hollis WatkinsBrother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man (Mississippi)
Bob Zellner. The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner ...

Histories, Biographies, & Essays

Many veteransMississippi Black Paper (Affidavits of violence & police repression)
Julian BondGonna Sit at the Welcome Table (History & analysis of the Movement)
Anne BradenThe Southern Freedom Movement in Perspective
Stokely Carmichael...Black Power: The Politics of Liberation (in America)
Guy & Candy CarawanSing for Freedom: the Story of the CRM Through its Songs
Charles CobbOn the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail
 This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the CRM ...
Constance CurrySilver Rights (Mississippi)
Curry & othersDeep in Our Hearts, Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement
Tom DentThe Free Southern Theater: A Documentary of the South's ...
 Southern Journey: A Return to the Civil Rights Movement
Susan Erenrich (ed)Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi ...
Myrlie EversThe Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life ...
 For Us the Living (Medgar Evers)
Charles FagerSelma 1965: The March That Changed the South
Jim FormanThe Making of Black Revolutionaries
James FormanSammy Younge, The First Black College Student to Die ... (Alabama)
Hardy FryeBlack Parties and Political Power: A Case Study (Alabama)
Deric GilliardLiving in the Shadows of a Legend: Unsung Heroes and Sheroes ...
Maria GitinThis Bright Light of Ours: Stories from .. (Wilcox Co. AL)
Joanne GrantBlack Protest: 350 Years of History, Documents, and Analyses
 Ella Baker: Freedom Bound
Polly GreenbergThe Devil Has Slippery Shoes; a Biased Biography of the CDGM
Vincent HardingHope and History: Why We Must Share the Story of the Movement
 Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero
 There Is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America
Bruce HartfordThe March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
 The Selma Voting Rights Struggle and March to Montgomery
Henry HamptonVoices of Freedom: An Oral History ... ("Eyes on the Prize" interviews)
Matt Herron...This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement
Len HoltAn Act of Conscience (1963 Danville VA)
 The Summer That Didn't End: The Story of the Mississippi ...
Langston HughesFight for freedom; the story of the NAACP
Clarence Jones Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that ...
Gilbert JonasFreedom's Sword: The NAACP and the Struggle Against Racism ...
Martin Luther KingThe Autobiography of Martin Luther King (Compiled)
 The Measure of a Man (MLK's early sermons)
 Strength to Love (Selection of sermons)
 Stride Toward Freedom (Montgomery bus boycott)
 The Trumpet of Conscience (Massey Lectures)
 Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
Why We Can't Wait (Birmingham Campaign)
James LaueDirect Action and Desegregation, 1960-1962
Julius LesterLook Out, Whitey! Black Power's Gon' Get Your Mama!
Peter LissovoyThe Great Pool Jump: & Other Stories from the CRM in SW Georgia
James LoewenSundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of Segregation in America
Debbie LouisAnd We Are Not Saved: A History of the Movemen As People
James MarshallStudent Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi ...
Elizabeth Martinez (ed.)Letters From Mississippi: ... of the 1964 Freedom Summer
Jon Meacham (ed.)Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement
Bill MonnieSelma: And It's Aftermath
Moses & CobbRadical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project
Martin OppenheimerThe Sit-In Movement of 1960
John SalterJackson, Mississippi: An American Chronicle of Struggle and Schism
SNCC womenHands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC
Willy Siegel-LevanthalThe SCOPE of Freedom: The Leadership of Hosea Williams With ...
Sue SojournerThunder of Freedom: Black Leadership ... (Holmes County, MS)
C.T. VivianBlack Power and the American Myth
Molly Lynn WattOn Wings of Song: A Journey into the Civil Rights Era (Tennessee)
Robert F. WilliamsNegroes With Guns (Monroe, NC)
Marion WrightThe Sit-in Movement: Progress Report and Prognosis
Andrew YoungAn Easy Burden: the CRM and the Transformation of America
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn On Race
 SNCC: The New Abolitionists

Collected Works

Jack O'DellClimbin' Jacob's Ladder: The Black Freedom Movement Writings of ...
Bayard RustinTime on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin
Stokely CarmichaelStokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism

Photography & Art

Bob AdelmanDown Home, Camden, Alabama (Wilcox County, AL)
Michele GibbsLine of Sight (Art)
Hansberry & MartinezThe Movement
Matt HerronMississippi Eyes
 This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement
Danny LyonMemories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
Cecil WilliamsFreedom & Justice: Four Decades of the ... (Orangeburg, SC)


Julius LesterAnd All Our Wounds Forgiven: A Novel
Bill MahoneBlack Jacob
Denise NicholasFreshwater Road (Freedom Summer)
Candida Lall PughBridge of the Single Hair (Fictional account Freedom Ride)

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