Revolutionary Black History Month Reading List

Art by Kevin Rashid Johnson

It’s Black History Month. Essentially, the month when everybody, from Fortune 500 corporations to your local police department, acts like they give a fuck about us. Of course, everybody knows that they don’t. But revolutionaries do, which makes it even more essential that we study revolutionary history and the Afrikan/Diasporic revolutionary tradition from a variety of tendencies. Here’s a reading/book for every day of the month. Please do not try to read all of this in one month, you will hurt yourself. Enjoy.

February 1: Black Like Mao

February 2: The Basis of Black Power

February 3: This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible (Charles Cobb)

February 4: We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement (Akinyele Umoja)

February 5: Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (Cedric Robinson)

February 6: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

February 7: Manchild In the Promised Land (Claude Brown)

February 8: Revolutionary Suicide (Huey P. Newton)

February 9: Black Reconstruction, Marxism and the Negro Problem (W.E.B DuBois)

February 10: Neocolonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism (Kwame Nkrumah)

February 11: Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (Bloom, Martin)

February 12: Out of Oakland: Black Panther Party Internationalism During the Cold War (Sean Malloy)

February 13: The Combahee River Collective Statement

February 14: A Taste of Power (Elaine Brown)

February 15: Radio Free Dixie (Timothy Tyson)

February 16: The Black Jacobins (CLR James)

February 17: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa and Groundings With My Brothers (Walter Rodney)

February 18: Barracoon (Zora Neale Hurston)

February 19: Assata (Assata Shakur)

February 20: Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)

February 21: This Side of Glory (David Hilliard)

February 22: Balagoon: A Soldier’s Story

February 23: Unity and Struggle: Speeches and Writings of Amilcar Cabral

February 24: Panther Vision and Defying the Tomb (K. Rashid Johnson)

February 25: Negroes with Guns and The Crusader (Robert F. Williams)

February 26: Program of the African Blood Brotherhood

February 27: Black Bolshevik (Haywood)

February 28: Beyond Vietnam (King)

February 29: Bloods (Wallace Terry)

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