Founding Director of New Arts Justice, Salamishah Tillet’s, June Reading List

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As we all try to find the right words to rise to the moment we are in, long been in, and are trying so desperately to change. Here are few books to add to your reading list today. #BlackLivesMatter

-Salamishah Tillet

Reading List


From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Book by Elizabeth Hinton


Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina

Book by Leonard N. Moore


Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

Book by Barbara Ransby


Freedom dreams

Book by Robin Kelley


This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

Book by Charles E. Cobb Jr.


Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Book by Simon Balto


Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination

Book by Alondra Nelson


Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s

Book by Michael Flamm


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Book by Brittney Cooper