Recommendations for Further Reading on Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and Today’s Repercussions

Ferris university

Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround   

New York Times 1619 Project 

People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond  

Urban Bush Women   


Dr. Kariamu Welsh  

Emergent Strategy, Adrienne Maree Brown 

TU Dance,

White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo   

Charles O. Anderson, Dance Theater    

Kyle Abraham,   

Nia Love,

Rosy Simas,

Ananya Dance Theater,



  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow by Leon Litwack
  • Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction by Elaine Frantz Parsons
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine
  • A Good Time for the Truth–Race in Minnesota, Edited by Sun Yung Shin
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