Reading List

Huebner, Timothy Campus, Community, and Civil Rights: Remembering Memphis and Southwestern in 1968

Stephen Ash, A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After The Civil War

Beverly G. Bond and Janann Sherman, Memphis in Black and White

Alexis Coe, Alice and Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

Wayne Dowdy, Mayor Crump Don’t Like It: Machine Politics in Memphis

John Floyd, Sun Records: An Oral History

Paula Giddings, Ida - A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching

Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: The Story of Stax Records

Aram Goudsouzian, Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power and the Meredith March Against Fear

Laurie Green, Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Stephen Haynes, The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation

Elizabeth Gritter, River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865-1954

Michael Honey, Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign

Michael Honey, Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers

Charles L. Hughes, Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Shirletta Kinchen, Black Power in the Bluff City: African American Youth and Student Activism in Memphis, 1965-1975

Preston Lauterbach, Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

Kimberly K. Little, You Must Be From The North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement.

Margaret McKee and Fred Chisenhall, Beale Black and Blue: Life and Music on Black America’s Main Street

Charles McKinney and Aram Goudsouzian, An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee 

Zandria F. Robinson and Marcus Anthony Hunter, Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life

Zandria F. Robinson, This Ain’t Chicago: Race, Class and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South

Wanda Rushing, Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Otis Sanford, From Boss Crump to King Willie: How Race Changed Memphis Politics

Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry, To Shape A New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Keith Wailoo, Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health