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Recommended Reading:

Advocacy

  • A New Wave of Power, People and Politics: The Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participation by Lisa VeneKlasen & Valerie Miller, 2007.
  • When We Fight, We Win: 21st Century Movements and the Activists that are Transforming our World by Greg Jobin-Leeds, 2016.
  • American History Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought by Beverly Guy-Sheftall, 1995
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West, 2012

Community Engagement & Development

  • Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy by Rinku Sen, 2003
  • Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists and Quiet Lovers of Justice by Si Khan, 2010

Politics and Leadership

  • When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America by Paula Giddings, 2007
  • African American Political Leaders by Charles Carey, 2011