Friday, February 13, 2015

Currently Reading: Living Black History

I remember siting in some of my history classes and always feeling like the textbooks never had enough information because there were always people and events that were left out. I would always go to the library (yeah, I'm another Hermione Granger) and look for books (you can't always find information online) about nearly everything. The history section holds so many different books of events that textbooks leave out.

Anyway, to get to the point, I'm always looking for books that will show me information. Life if full of unsung heroes which is another reason why Black History Month (it initially began as a week) was started to show everyone all the importance of those who have been overlooked.

This book should be interesting to read.

Book: Living Black History: How Reimagining the African-American Past Can Remake America's Racial Future by Manning Marable


We all live history every single day, whether or not we realize it. In Living Black History, Manning Marable -- one of the most important black scholars and activists to emerge after the civil rights movement -- reminds us of this essential fact by offering a fresh and personal look at the enduring legacy of such well-known African-American figures as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers and W.E.B. Du Bois. In the process, Marable presents a concept of "living history" that transcends the antiquated perception that African-American history is somehow separate from that of America itself. Bringing immediacy to the trails and tribulations of yesterday, Living Black History is both a dynamic portrayal of our collective past, and an impassioned call to engage with the unfolding drama of American history.

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