10 Books That Had A #BlackLivesMatter Agenda Long Before Twitter

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211858‘Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism’

Best remembered as an organizer, Stokely Carmichael was also a gifted intellectual who co-wrote the seminal “Black Power” and wrote “Stokely Speaks: From Black Power Back to Pan-Africanism.” Both works deal with slavery’s aftermath through a meditation on its afterlife in America’s social, political and economic institutions. In a very real sense, Carmichael’s intellectual works served as a radical critique of American democracy, linking Jim Crow to a deeper history of racial conquest, slavery and subjugation.

512TjcTdJEL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_‘Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey’

One of the brightest minds who spoke often and eloquently about race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the Jamaican-born leader’s most noted writings and speeches, including “Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World” and “Africa for the Africans.”

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