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A part of our vision to promote the visibility of people of color and disenfranchised communities within the humanities and social sciences, is to also provide resources. This is an effort to be part of the conversation if we are to hopefully lead it one day. Once a month we will provide reading materials that are critical and interesting reads to the field, and gage dynamic discourse. Don’t feel bad if you haven’t read them––we can’t always promise we have just yet either––or if they weren’t even on your radar, that’s partly the point. Many of the stories that collectivize the minority experience is comprised of historical fiction in addition to what is recognized as truth and this is a space for those narratives. It is not just the how-tos that are important but the why that must be examined as well, and that often comes with a myriad of perspectives. BGMB reading list will be an addition to our blogbites to offer a few titles to consider putting on your shelves. Simply add them to your Amazon wishlist, and if you have any recommendations email us or send us a tweet! For our first list, we’ll keep it light. #BGMBreads






Call the Lost Dream Back: Essays on History, Race and Museums, 2011

Lonnie G. Bunch, Founding Director National Museum of African American History and Culture (@NMAAHC)












Susan Ferentinos (@HistorySue), Public History Consultant














Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities, 2003

Johnnetta B. Cole (@ColejbCole), Director National Museum of African Art (@NMAfA) and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women Studies, Spelman College










Our suggested reading list, although a long consideration, coincidentally arrives on the heels of the #CharlestonSyllabus provided by AAIHS––and I don’t believe in coincidences. #CharlestonSyllabus

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