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. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, JBHE will earn a fraction of revenue from qualifying purchases.

Here are the latest selections:


Critical Race Theory and Jordan Peele’s Get Out
by Kevin Wynter
(Bloomsbury Academic)

DJ Screw:
A Life in Slow Revolution

by Lance Scott Walker
(University of Chicago Press)

Heathen:
Religion and Race in American History

by Kathryn Gin Lum
(Harvard University Press)

His Name Is George Floyd:
One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice

by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa
(Viking Books)

Janelle Monáe’s Queer Afrofuturism:
Defying Every Label

by Dan Hassler-Forest
(Rutgers University Press)

Lincoln’s Unfinished Work:
The New Birth of Freedom from Generation to Generation

edited by Orville Vernon Burton and Peter Eisenstadt
(Louisiana State University Press)

Reading Black Books
by Claude Atcho
(Brazos Books)

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