BLACK CANADIAN STUDENTS // Recommended Readings about the Black Student Experience


If you're interested in researching the history of Black student movements, from an African-American perspective, Ibram X. Kendi wrote The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstruction of Higher Education, 1965 - 1972.

Here's the book's overview: "Between 1965 and 1972, African American students at upwards of a thousand historically Black and white American colleges and universities organized, demanded, and protested for Black Studies, progressive Black universities, new faces, new ideas--in short, a truly diverse system of higher education relevant to the Black community."

It continues to outline: "Taking inspiration from the Black Power Movement, Black students drew support from many quarters--including White, Latino, Chicano, Asian American, and Native American students--and disrupted and challenged institutions in nearly every state. By the end, black students had thoroughly reshaped the face of the academy."

In addition: "The Black Campus Movement provides the first national study of this remarkable and inspiring struggle, illuminating the complex context for one of the most transformative educational movements in American history, and providing a groundbreaking prehistory of black student activism from abolition through the 1960s. The book synthesizes records from more than three hundred colleges and universities, including documents from 163 college archives, into one national story. This authoritative study is essential to understanding modern American higher education."


Fighting for Our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement 1960 - 1973 | by Ricard Benson

Black Student Union: An Advisor's Guide to Starting Your Very Own | by Kenneth L Turner

Black Students Matter | by Duncan

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race | by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal | Bettina L. Love

We will be populating this list over time; stay tuned!


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