I read this back in November 2015, and it remains in the top 5 books since I started reading again. It is not the easiest read, but it is profoundly intelligent, humbling, and inspiring.
The Black Panthers have been all over the news I am seeing. it seemed to start with Beyonce’s SuperBowl performance, then there was this podcast in anticipation of the upcoming documentary, and Ta-NehIsi Coates just wrote an article in The Atlantic about them as well. Well, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther articles is actually about him writing the new comic book (which I’m excited about)!!!
If it is not, it certainly should have been a seminal work and foundation for limiting racism and prejudice in America. W.E.B Dubois wrote a masterpiece that depicts life for the African American at the beginning of the 20th Century, and a level of insight that is so difficult to grasp without the benefit of great hindsight.
An amazing podcast featuring the author Gary Younge about the making of Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a Dream" speech, the March on Washington, and how history has unfolded.