In honor of Black History Month, we’ve rounded up a list of books you should definitely add to your reading list.
Fry Brown, Teresa L. African American History & Devotionals: Readings and Activities for Individuals, Families, and Communities. Nashville, Abingdon Press, 2018.
- Forward by UMC Bishop Sharma D. Lewis
- Each of the 28 days provides a biblical text, a short devotion, a prayer, and sections to “Do,” “Discuss,” and “Dig Deeper.”
Trigger Warning: (This speech contains the N-word) Hamer, Fannie Lou. “I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired” Speech Delivered with Malcolm X at the Williams Institutional CME Church, Harlem, New York, Dec. 20, 1964. Edited by Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck. The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell it Like it Is. Jackson, MI: University Press of Mississippi, 2011.
- Read this speech was given in 1964 and offers an account of Black people trying to register to vote in Mississippi.
- Read at least pages 3-4 of The Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America 50 Years after the Poor People’s Campaign.
- Learn more about Voter Suppression here.
- How is voter suppression still functioning in the United States? How does voter suppression still function in the church?
- How should the church engage the issue of voter suppression?
Brown Douglas, Kelly. Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.