Obama Recommends Black History Month Reading List

The nonfiction list includes classic books and some important works you could finish reading during lunch.
Obama Recommends Black History Month Reading List
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Former President Barack Obama has shared an eclectic Black History Month nonfiction reading list to help Americans “better understand our country’s past and our evolving, persistent struggles with race.”

"I wanted to share a nonfiction reading list that can help to provide some essential context about the challenges that many people of color face every day,” Obama wrote in a Facebook post. “From modern memoirs to cornerstones of the American narrative, these works can help us better understand our country’s past and our evolving, persistent struggles with race -- and they can be fuel on our journey toward a more fair and just future for all of our sons and daughters.”

Related: 10 of the Most Influential African-American Inventors

The reading list includes:

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