Books by, and about, Women of Color Activists

March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate the Shapiro Lobby display highlights books written by, and about, women of color activists!

Learn more about these powerful women through biography and autobiography. Read about the lives of women like Wilma Mankiller, Coretta Scott King, Grace Lee Boggs, and Elaine Brown, as expressed through their own words. Biographies on display include those about Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Alice Walker, and Fannie Lou Hammer, just to name a few. Read inspiring works by feminist, activist women like bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Dolores Huerta, and Angela Davis

You can read about women involved in activism throughout history in books like Black Women Abolitionists: a Study in Activism, 1828-1860 and Transnational Women’s Activism: the United States, Japan, and Japanese immigrant communities in California, 1859-1920. Other books on display showcase activist movements of women from around the world. Look for titles like Before the Revolution: Women’s rights and right-wing Politics in Nicaragua, Pink Sari Revolution: a tale of women and power in India, and Bad Girls of the Arab World. 

This spreadsheet provides a complete list of the books on display and can help you locate the books after the display comes down.