Social Justice 
Selected Reading List and Resource Guide

prepared by the

Dallas Civil Rights Museum

in Collaboration with 

Dallas County Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Coalition

updated: 02.01.2021

 

Before 1619

They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America

by Ivan Van Sertima

 

Enslavement

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs 

Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

by Ira Berlin

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge 

 by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation 

 by Daina Ramsey Berry

Roots: The Saga of an American Family 

by Alex Haley

Twelve Years a Slave: The Narrative of Solomon Northup

by Solomon Northup

 

Re-Enslavement

Roots: The Saga of an American Family 

by Alex Haley

 

Enslavement

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs 

Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

by Ira Berlin

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge 

 by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation 

 by Daina Ramsey Berry

Roots: The Saga of an American Family 

by Alex Haley

Twelve Years a Slave: The Narrative of Solomon Northup

by Solomon Northup