Recommended Reading

Black Song: The Forge and the Flame – John Lovell

Spirituals: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography for Research and Performance – Kathleen A. Abromeit

Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals – Arthur Jones

Self-taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom – Heather Andrea Williams

Separate but Not Equal: The Dream and the Struggle – James Haskins

The Mis-education of the Negro – Carter Godwin Woodson

Freedom in this village : twenty-five years of black gay men's writing, 1979 to the present – edited by E. Lynn Harris

I Was Born This Way : a gay man's journey through Gospel music, disco stardom, and a ministry in Christ – Archbishop Carl Bean with David Ritz

Gay Religion – edited by Scott Thumma and Edward R. Gray.

The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities – Delroy Constantine-Simms (ed.)

Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders – Eric Etheridge

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism – Edward E. Baptist

Capitalism & Slavery – Eric Eustace Williams

American Panic: A history of who scares us and why – Mark Stein

How Race Survived U.S. History – David R. Roediger