Black History Month Books

Black History Month Books

It is in UT Press’s mission statement to be “a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in both print and digital formats”; with that goal, we have pulled together a list that is reflective of our commitment to intersectional scholarship and our celebration and elevation of Black voices and stories.

Please enjoy this specially curated Black Studies list that has been selected in alignment with our mission, and the space these titles and their authors serve in helping us fulfill it.

To receive a discount on our Black History Month book recommendations, use the code UTXAAIHS for 50% off ebooks and 30% off print books. Our ebook discount is a limited time offer, expiring February 28, 2023, but the 30% discount for print books is our standing discount for the African American Intellectual History Society and does not expire.

Through the month of February, we are also offering Dr. Leonard Moore’s book Teaching Black History to White People as a free ebook download. Enter code UTXBHM during checkout to read Dr. Moore’s provocative and urgently needed text without charge.

Black History Month Books We Recommend

Civil Rights in Bakersfield

Segregation and Multiracial Activism in the Central Valley

Oliver Rosales

Invisibility and Influence

A Literary History of AfroLatinidades

Regina Marie Mills

Juneteenth Rodeo

Sarah Bird, Demetrius Pearson

Conditionally Accepted

Navigating Higher Education from the Margins

Eric Joy Denise, Bertin M. Louis Jr.

Building Antebellum New Orleans

Free People of Color and Their Influence

Tara Dudley

Houston and the Permanence of Segregation

An Afropessimist Approach to Urban History

David Ponton III

Emergent Quilombos

Black Life and Hip-Hop in Brazil

Bryce Henson

Black Feminist Constellations

Dialogue and Translation across the Americas

Christen A. Smith, Lorraine Leu

Quantum Justice

Global Girls Cultivating Disruption through Spoken Word Poetry

Crystal Leigh Endsley

Harvesting Haiti

Reflections on Unnatural Disasters

Myriam J. A. Chancy

Channeling Knowledges

Water and Afro-Diasporic Spirits in Latinx and Caribbean Worlds

Rebeca L. Hey-Colón

A Pure Solar World

Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism

Paul Youngquist

The Color Pynk

Black Femme Art for Survival

Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Black Country Music

Listening for Revolutions

Francesca T. Royster

The Continuing Storm

Learning from Katrina

Kai Erikson, Lori Peek

Crossing Waters

Undocumented Migration in Hispanophone Caribbean and Latinx Literature & Art

Marisel C. Moreno

DJ Screw

A Life in Slow Revolution

Lance Scott Walker

Selling Black Brazil

Race, Nation, and Visual Culture in Salvador, Bahia

Anadelia Romo

Barbara Jordan

Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder

Max Sherman

Civil Rights in Black and Brown

Histories of Resistance and Struggle in Texas

Max Krochmal, Todd Moye

No Color Is My Kind

Eldrewey Stearns and the Desegregation of Houston

Thomas R. Cole

Why Bushwick Bill Matters

Charles L. Hughes

Why Solange Matters

Stephanie Phillips

The Sports Revolution

How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics

Frank Andre Guridy

John S. Chase–The Chase Residence

David Heymann, Stephen Fox

Collecting Black Studies

The Art of Material Culture at the University of Texas at Austin

Lise Ragbir, Cherise Smith

Michael Ray Charles

A Retrospective

Cherise Smith

Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement

Reframing History in Comics

Jorge Santos Jr.

Go Ahead in the Rain

Notes to A Tribe Called Quest

Hanif Abdurraqib

Thursday Night Lights

The Story of Black High School Football in Texas

Michael Hurd

Beyoncé in Formation

Remixing Black Feminism

Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Dawoud Bey

Seeing Deeply

Dawoud Bey

As We Saw It

The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin

Gregory J. Vincent, Virginia A. Cumberbatch, Leslie A. Blair

Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before

Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV

Diana Adesola Mafe

We Could Not Fail

The First African Americans in the Space Program

Richard Paul, Steven Moss

Stages of Struggle and Celebration

A Production History of Black Theatre in Texas

Sandra M. Mayo, Elvin Holt

Cuban Underground Hip Hop

Black Thoughts, Black Revolution, Black Modernity

Tanya L. Saunders

The Color of Love

Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman

The Jemima Code

Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

Toni Tipton-Martin

Eli Reed

A Long Walk Home

Eli Reed, Paul Theroux

Race on the QT

Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino

Adilifu Nama

Acting Up and Getting Down

Plays by African American Texans

Sandra M. Mayo, Elvin Holt

Black-Brown Solidarity

Racial Politics in the New Gulf South

John D. Márquez

Super Black

American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes

Adilifu Nama

Go Down, Old Hannah

The Living History of African American Texans

Naomi Mitchell Carrier, John E. Fleming

Black Space

Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film

Adilifu Nama

Black Texas Women

A Sourcebook

Ruthe Winegarten, Janet G. Humphrey, Frieda Werden

Black Texas Women

150 Years of Trial and Triumph

Ruthe Winegarten, Janet G. Humphrey, Frieda Werden