Black Lives Matter

The Department of History would like to recognize the significance of the Black Lives Matter Movement.  We hope the lecture series and reading recommendations will help create valuable connections to this movement and many facets of history.  

Lecture Series

Our final lecture, On Black Joy, is presented by Siobhan Carter - David. To view our entire archive, please visit the Department of History YouTube channel

Reading Recommendations

Recommended Reading Author Faculty/Alumni
A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement Kent Blansett Steve Amerman
AHA Stamement on Racist Violence    
Black Lives in Asylum Fiction Troy Rondinone Troy Rondinone
Bloods an Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans Wallace Terry C. Michele Thompson
Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830 John Wood Sweet Donald Yacovone
Che Guevara Reader: Writings on Politics and Revolution Ernesto 'Che' Guevara Carmen Coury
Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England Siobhan Senier (editor) Steve Amerman
Delia's Tears: Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America Molly Rogers Donald Yacovone
Dissent in America: The Voices that Shaped a Nation Ralph Young (editor) Jason Smith
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America Elizabeth Hinton Jason Smith
How the Irish Became White Noel Ignatitev Daisha Brabham
Impossible Subjects:Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America Mae Ngai Carmen Coury
Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allen Warrior Steve Amerman
Model City Blues: Urban Space and Organized Resistance in New Haven Mandi Isaacs Jackson Jason Smith
Simple Justice Richard Kluger Julian Madison
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Ibram X. Kendi Donald Yacovone
The Day - Historians wonder: Is this a watershed moment?  

Siobhan Carter-David and David Canton

The History of White People Nell Irvin Painter Daisha Brabham and Donald Yacovone
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot C. Michele Thompson
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit Thomas Sugrue Carmen Coury
The Pig Farmer's Daughter Mary Frances Berry Julian Madison
The Wages of Whiteness David Roediger Carmen Coury
The Wretched of the Earth Frantz Fanon Carmen Coury
White Rage Carol Anderson Daisha Brabham