Freedom Movement-Related Books Written by Movement Veterans


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Histories, Biographies, Analyses, & 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)
Dr. William AndersonAutobiographies of a Black Couple of the Greatest Generation
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)
Joe BatemanA Day I Ain't Never Seen Before Remembering the Movement in Marks, MS
Unita Blackwell ...Barefootin': Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom (Mississippi)
Charles BonnerTip of the Arrow: the Selma Student Nonviolent Movement...
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 ...
Martin DeppeOperation Breadbasket: An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago, 1966-1971
David DennisThe Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride
Doris DerbyA Civil Rights Journey
Patricia DueFreedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir ... (Florida)
David DukesI Have Never Lived in America (Florida)
Virginia DurrOutside the Magic Circle: The Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr
Charles EversHave No Fear: The Charles Evers Story
James FarmerLay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement
Jo FreemanAt Berkeley in the Sixties: Education of an Activist, 1961-1965
Carolyn GoodmanMy Mantelpiece: A Memoir of Survival and Social Justice (Mississippi)
Fred GrayBus Ride to Justice: Changing the System by the System: ... (Alabama)
LuLu Westbrook GriffinMemoirs Of A Revolution Experience Through Poetry And Poems
Anthony J HarrisAin't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round:, A Coming of age story ...
Bruce Hartford"Troublemaker" Memories of the Freedom Movement
Charles HaynieA Memoir of the New Left: The Political Autobiography of ...
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
Geraldine HollisMarch Memories: A True Reflection of Time, Then and Now!
Faith HolsaertYear Forever in my Veins
Peter HonigsbergCrossing Border Street: A Civil Rights Memoir (Louisiana)
Myles HortonThe Long Haul: An Autobiography
Joseph HowellCivil Rights Journey (Georgia)
Charlayne HunterTo the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement
Rodney HurstIt Was Never About a Hotdog and a Coke: A Personal Account ...
Hudson & CurryMississippi Harmony, Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter (Mississippi)
Marione IngramThe Hands of Peace: A Holocaust Survivor's Fight for Civil Rights ...
Richie Jean JacksonThe House by the Side of the Road: The Selma 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, 1998
John LewisAcross That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change
John LewisCarry On: Reflections for a New Generation
John LewisMarch: Books One, Two, and Three
John LewisRun: Book One
Clara LuperBehold the Walls
Dora McDonaldSharing the Dream: Martin Luther King, the Movement, and Me
Chuck McDewTell the Story: A Memoir of the Civil Rights Movement
Ernest McMillanStanding
Carolyn Maull McKinstryWhile the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age ...
James MeredithThree Years in Mississippi
Bill MonnieThe Lake Effect
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
Gwendolyn PattonMy Race to Freedom: A Life in the Civil Rights Movement
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 PersonBuses Are a Comin': Memoir of a Freedom Rider
Vera PigeeThe Struggle of Struggles (Mississippi)
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)
Matt RinaldiFire at the Freedom House
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
Zoharah & Michael SimmonsStayed On Freedom: The Long History of Black Power through One Family's Journey
SNCC womenHands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC
John A. StokesStudents on Strike: Jim Crow, Civil Rights, Brown, and Me
Nancy StollerSouthern White Girl Seeks Social Change: A Twentieth Century Memoir
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)
Brenda TravisMississippi's Exiled Daughter
Gil VenableMississippi & After: A Life in Equal Justice Law
C.T. VivianIt's in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior
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)
Dr. Sidney Eugene WelchSoldiers of Martin Luther King: A Memoir from the Trenches of the CRM
Judith Frieze WrightActs of Resistance: A Freedom Rider Looks Back on the CRM
Bob Zellner. The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner ...

Histories, Biographies, Analyses, & Essays

Many veteransMississippi Black Paper (Affidavits of violence & police repression)
Julian BondA Time to Speak, A Time to Act: the Movement in Pictures
 Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table (History & analysis of the Movement)
 Julian Bond's Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
Margaret BurnhamBy Hands Now Known: Jim Crow's Legal Executioners
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
DeBerry & FutorianVoices from the Mississippi Hill Country ~ The Benton County Civil Rights Movement
Tom DentThe Free Southern Theater: A Documentary of the South's ...
 Southern Journey: A Return to the Civil Rights Movement
Armand DerfnerJustice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court
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)
Stuart EwenTypecasting: On the Arts and Sciences of Human Inequality
Charles FagerSelma 1965: The March That Changed the South
 Uncertain Resurrection: Dr. King's Poor Peoples' Campaign, Washington 1968
Mary Lou FinleyThe Chicago Freedom Movement: MLK and Civil Rights Activism in the North
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)
Futorian & DeBerryVoices from the Mississippi Hill Country ~ The Benton County Civil Rights Movement
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
 The Movement Makes Us Human
 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
 Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964
 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 JonesBehind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that ...
Gilbert JonasFreedom's Sword: The NAACP and the Struggle Against Racism ...
Si KahnCreative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, ...
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
Paul LautnerOur Sixties
Julius LesterLook Out, Whitey! Black Power's Gon' Get Your Mama!
John LewisAcross That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, 2012
John LewisCarry On: Reflections for a New Generation, 2021
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
Danny LyonJulian Bond's Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
James MarshallStudent Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi ...
 Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and the Kennedy Administration, 1960-1964 ...
Elizabeth Martinez (ed.)Letters From Mississippi: ... of the 1964 Freedom Summer
Robert B McKersieA Decisive Decade: An Insider's View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement ...
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
 The Rise and Fall of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
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)
Alan VenableHope's Kids: A Voting Rights Summer
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

Julian BondRace Man: Selected Works, 1960-2015
Staughton LyndMy Country Is the World ... Writings, Speeches, and Statements against the Vietnam War
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)
Julian BondA Time to Speak, A Time to Act: the Movement in Pictures
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)
Mitchell Zimmerman   Mississippi Reckoning

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