Suggested Black History Reading by Derek Minor, Lecrae, Propaganda and more
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February is Black History month, and in honor of the many African Americans that help shape our world, we asked some of Christian hip-hop’s most enlightened artists about books that have given them a better understanding of black history.

Propaganda


“A Different Mirror” by Ronald Takaki
“Black Boy” by Richard Wright
“Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” by Frederick Douglass

Da’ T.R.U.T.H.


“How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind” by Thomas Oden
“Urban Apologetics” by Christian Brooks
“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander

Speech (Arrested Development)


“Brainwashed” by Tom Burrell

Jackie Hill-Perry


“The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson
“12 Years a Slave” by Solomon Northrup
“Why We Can’t Wait” by Martin Luther King Jr.
“Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” by Frederick Douglass

Derek Minor


“Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” by Frederick Douglass

JGivens


“The Invisible man” by Ralph Ellison

John “the Tonic” Wells (The Cross Movement)


“My Bondage and My Freedom” by Frederick Douglass

Brady “Phanatik” Goodwin (The Cross Movement)


“The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson
“The Souls of Black Folk” by W.E.B. Du Bois
“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander

*Although Lecrae didn’t talk to us directly, he recently posted “The Warmth of Other Suns” on Instagram as necessary Black History Month reading.*

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*Brazilian artist Pregador Luo also took to his Instagram to show some of his Black History reading for the month*

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Will you be checking any of these out?
About the Author
Justin Sarachik has been writing about music since 2010 reporting and editing for The Christian Post, BREATHEcast, Broken Records Magazine, and his own blog TheSIBandGuy. When not conducting obscenely long phone interviews he jumps around on stage with his progressive rock/rap band Process of Fusion in Staten Island, NY.

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