No movement in recent history has exposed persistent civil rights violations the way Black Lives Matter
has. In the words of its founders, “Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.” At its core, “The Black Lives Matter Network advocates for dignity, justice, and respect.” These basic human rights are always worth fighting for, and now more than ever, it’s important to stay informed.
A number of noteworthy books have come out in the past few years that provide context on Black Lives Matter for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the movement. We’ve put together a list of recommendations made up of recent releases, along with a selection of relevant older titles that still command attention. As the movement continues to evolve over the coming years, we hope to see an outpouring of books that further advance the conversation and keep us connected, educated, and moving forward.