9 Books to Read for Black History Month, According to Scholars

Feb 15, 2018 - Time Magazine

Black History Month is a moment to look backwards, but also to assess how what’s come before influences where we are now. For proof that the past lives in the present, look no further than the news earlier this year that prisons in Florida, North Carolina and other states had banned inmates from reading The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander’s influential book about race and the evolution of mass incarceration. Though some bans were overturned, it goes to show that history can be a powerful th...