Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these books do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of JBHE.

Here are the latest selections.

A Mayor for All the People:
Kenneth Gibson’s Newark

edited by Robert C. Holmes and Richard W. Roper
(Rutgers University Press)

Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises

by Jodie Adams Kirshner
(St. Martin’s Press)

Frictions of Intimacy Across the Black Diaspora

by Keguro Macharia
(New York University Press)

Howard Thurman:
Philosophy, Civil Rights, and the Search for Common Ground

by Kipton E. Jensen
(University of South Carolina Press)

I Wonder U:
How Prince Went Beyond Race and Back

by Adilifu Nama
(Rutgers University Press)

Jacob Lawrence:
The American Struggle

edited by Elizabeth Hutton Turner and Austen Barron Bailly
(University of Washington Press)

John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights
by Brandon K. Winford
(University Press of Kentucky)

NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement
edited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring
(University Press of Florida)

Race Across America:
Eddie Gardner and the Great Bunion Derbies

by Charles B. Kastner
(Syracuse University Press)

Revolution in Black and White:
Photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest Withers

by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams
(CityFiles Press)

Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film
edited by Allyson Nadia Filed and Marsha Gordon
(Duke University Press)

The Writings of Phillis Wheatley
edited by Vincent Carretta
(Oxford University Press)

Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
by Hasan Kwame Jeffries
(University of Wisconsin Press)

Walter F. White:
The NAACP’s Ambassador for Racial Justice

by Robert L. Zangrando and Ronald L. Lewis
(West Virginia University Press)

Welcome to Bombingham
by Rhonda Lynn Rucker
(Pelican Publishing)

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  1. Can you provide books on how we are to move forward in an environment that lasts all that wish too do so? I know who I am, my cultural background and the hurtles that have to be achieves. That bit of luggage will remain with me, but it should not stop me from taking part and advancing in America. I am an American.

    I look forward to more of your book reviews.


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