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A Juneteenth Reading List

This June, we invite you to pick up a book that celebrates African American creativity, culture, and history.

We’ve selected a new study that highlights the aesthetic creations of intellectuals like W. E. B. Du Bois and Zora Neale Hurston at the turn of the century; a book that tells the story of experimental music on the South Side of Chicago; the ever-relevant autobiography of civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells; a newly discovered memoir of midcentury Black life; an anthology of African American political thought; and more—these books are sure to spark discussion and honor the contributions of the Black Americans whose stories we may not have learned in history class. Take 30% off any of the books below (print and e-book) with code UCPJUNE on our site, now through the end of the month.

The Education of Betsey Stockton
An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
African American Political Thought
A Collected History
Black in White Space
The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life
The Matter of Black Living
The Aesthetic Experiment of Racial Data, 1880–1930
Crusade for Justice
The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells,
Second Edition
Sound Experiments
The Music of the AACM
Living in the Future
Utopianism and the Long Civil Rights Movement
Being Somebody & Black Besides
An Untold Memoir of Midcentury Black Life
The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold