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Guide to Source Material for Anti-Racist Activists and Thinkers

Civil Rights Era (1955-1968)


Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King, Sr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jo Ann Robinson
Ralph Abernathy
Robert Graetz
Fred Shuttlesworth
Kelly Miller Smith
James Lawson
John Lewis
Diane Nash
Bernard Lafayette
James Bevel
Marion Barry
Jim Zwerg
C.T. Vivian
Franz Fanon
James Meredith
Fannie Lou Hamer
Ella Baker
Septima Clark
Robert Moses
Aaron Henry
Anne Moody
Julian Bond
Andrew Young
Whitney Young
Roy Wilkins
James Forman
James Farmer
Malcolm X
Eldridge Cleaver
Stokely Carmichael
Pauli Murray
James Baldwin


Civil Rights Era (1955-1968) - White Allies

George Houser
Anne Braden
Lillian Smith
Virginia Durr
Clifford Durr
Jon Daniels
Mary King
Casey Hayden
Constance Curry
Robert Zellner
Dorothy Zellner
Morris Dees
Robert Spike

Post Civil Rights Era to the Present (1969-)

Toni Morrison (1931-2019)
James Cone (1938-2018)
Angela Davis (1944-)
Maya Angelou (1951-2014)
bell hooks (1952-)
Cornel West (1953-)
Robin D’Angelo (1956-)
Michael Eric Dyson (1958-)
Carol Anderson (1959-)
Isabel Wilkerson (1961-)
Claudia Rankine (1963-)
Michelle Alexander (1967-)
Eddie Glaude (1968-)
Jelani Cobb (1969-)
Ta-Nehisi Coates (1975-)
Nikole Hannah-Jones (1976-)
Ijeoma Oluo (1980-)
Alicia Garza (1981-)
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Patrisse Cullors (1983-)
Ibram X. Kendi (1982-)
Layla Saad