Anti-Racism Ebooks

13 Days In Ferguson

By Ron Johnson
Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile African American community and the local police, Johnson, a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an African American, did the unthinkable; he took off his bullet-proof vest and joined the protesters. The 13 days and nights that followed were the most trying of Johnson's life-professionally, emotionally, and spiritually.

A Perilous Path

By Sherrilyn Ifill + Loretta Lynch + Bryan Stevenson + Anthony C. Thompson
A no-holds-barred, red-hot discussion of race in America today from some of the leading names in the field.

Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Chokehold

By Paul Butler
Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug.

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle

By Angela Y. Davis
In this collection of essays, interviews, and speeches, the renowned activist examines today's issues-from Black Lives Matter to prison abolition and more.

Me And White Supremacy

By Layla Saad
Based off the original workbook, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

Project Fatherhood

By Jorja Leap
A group of former gang members come together to help one another answer the question "How can I be a good father when I've never had one?" Leap not only dramatically illustrates the realities of fathers trying to do the right thing, but she also paints a larger sociological portrait of how institutional injustices become manifest in the lives of ordinary people.

Raising White Kids

By Jennifer Harvey
What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be "colorblind"? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation?

Rest in Power

By Tracy Martin
Five years after his tragic death, Travyon Martin's name is still evoked every day. He has become a symbol of social justice activism, as has his hauntingly familiar image: the photo of a child still in the process of becoming a young man, wearing a hoodie and gazing silently at the camera. But who was Trayvon Martin, before he became, in death, an icon? And how did one black child's death on a dark, rainy street in a small Florida town become the match that lit a civil rights crusade?

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

By Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked "a new birth of freedom" in Lincoln's America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s America?