Revolutionary Black History Month Reading List

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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