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​DO WE REALLY KNOW OUR HISTORY 

PRESENTS

“Do We Really Know Our History”  features books written by journalists, historians, scholars and public figures that highlight inadequacies in the history textbooks published by giant corporations and that too often find their way into our classrooms. Books in this series address myths, stereotypes and adversities that were faced and concurred by many . BLACKnOUT believes it is important that we and the next generation have access to a richer “people’s history” that question inequality and highlight efforts to create a more just and equitable society.

WHY I'M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE

Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of color in Britain today.

THE POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME - STUDY GUIDE

By Dr. Joy DeGruy

The Study Guide is designed to accompany Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. The goal is to help individuals, groups, and organizations better understand the functional and dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors that have been transmitted to us through multiple generations; behaviors that we are now transmitting to others in our environments of home, school, and work and within the larger society.

DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS By Dr. Claude Anderson

To date, history remains largely white history. Black people, as a race, are virtually non-existent when historical events are described in textbooks, movies and centennial celebrations. Their role in America is most often that of cotton pickers, marchers or rioters. Black History Month narrowly limits contributions of Blacks to a familiar list to 10 to 15 individuals when, in fact, Blacks, though enslaved and powerless, had a profound and indelible influence on the American socioeconomic system. Black labor was the engine that drove this nation and civilization around the world. Slavery and its legacies shaped and continue to reveal this nation’s cultural, moral and ethical hypocrisy. The products of Black’s labor created industrial revolutions in Britain and America. They produced social tensions that led to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Reconstruction and a national civil rights movement. The purpose of this book is to unearth and expose some of the Dirty Little Secrets hidden in the darkness of history.

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