by Gigi Little, January 29, 2021 9:24 AM
From Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, through Fannie Lou Hamer and Dorothy Height, all the way up to Vice President Kamala Harris, Black women have been a dynamic force shaping our country. As we go forward in the fight for equality and the greater good, they continue to be at the forefront in many ways.
One of the best tools in that fight, known and well-utilized by leaders like journalist Ida B. Wells, poet Maya Angelou, novelist Toni Morrison, and so many others is, of course, words: speeches, articles, poems, stories, and books.
In honor of Black History Month, here are some recommended books by and about just a few such notable leaders, visionaries, and writers.
Having Our Say
by Sarah L. Delany, Dr. Elizabeth Delany, and Amy Hill Hearth
Find more book lists and recommendations on our Black History Month page.