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Guide to Anti-Racist Books and Resources

Major Activists: Works & Biographies

Richard Allen (1760-1831)
Sojourner Truth (c.1797-1883)
Frederick Douglass (1817-1895)
Harriet Tubman (1822-1913)
Ida B. Wells (1862-1931)
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
Abraham J. Muste (1885-1967)
A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979)
Howard Thurman (1899-1981)
Myles Horton (1905-1990)
Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993)
Bayard Rustin (1912-1987)

Frantz Fanon (1925-1961)

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
Jo Ann Robinson (1912-1992)
Ralph Abernathy (1926-1990)
John Lewis (b. 1940) (see Lewis Guide)
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977)
Ella Baker (1903-1986)
Septima Clark (1898-1987)
Robert Moses (b. 1935)
Julian Bond (1940-2015)
Malcolm X (1925-1965)
James Baldwin (1924-1987)
Angela Davis (b. 1944)
Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Toni Morrison (1931-2019)