RadioActive: January 26, 2017

  • January 26, 2017
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RadioActive Reading List

RadioActive’s Billy Palmer and Lara Jones seek books of wisdom to build community. Join the conversation to share your top reads—fact or fiction—that have shaped your views of social justice, the social contract, and what President Abraham Lincoln, during his first inaugural address, called the “better angels of our nature.”

Books mentioned on the show:

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass -- Frederick Douglass
  • Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul -- Eddie S. Glade Jr.
  • The Help -- Kathryn Stockett
  • Between the World and Me -- Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Kaffir Boy -- Mark Mathabane
  • We Should All be Feminists -- Chimamamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues -- Angela Davis
  • Men Explain Things to Me -- Rebecca Solnit
  • You Can’t Touch My Hair -- Phoebe Robinson
  • White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America -- Nancy Isenberg
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me -- James W. Loewen
  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color -- Cheri Moraga
  • The Argonauts -- Maggie Nelson
  • Citizen: An American Lyric -- Claudia Rankine
  • Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race -- Jesmyn Ward
  • Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman -- Lindy West
  • People’s History of the United States -- Howard Zinn
  • 12 Years a Slave -- Solomon Northup
  • In the Wake: On Blackness and Being -- Christina Sharpe
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness -- Michelle Alexander
  • Race and Reunion -- David Blight
  • Violence Over the Land -- Ned Blackhawk

Check out rallies, direct actions and other community events mentioned on the show.