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The Mendik Library Has Your Black History Month Resources

Black History Month is celebrated nationally each February. At NYLS, it presents a reminder and opportunity for our law students, alumni, faculty, and staff to explore the history and achievements of Black and African American individuals and communities both during the month, and all year round. The Mendik Library librarians have created a selection of books and recent research that delves deeper into Black history and its impacts with regard to the judiciary, civil rights, policing, property ownership, and other areas of law and society.

Books for Black History Month

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s book cover
Integration Now: Alexander v. Holmes and the End of Jim Crow Education book cover
Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court book cover
Killing With Prejudice: Institutionalized Racism in American Capital Punishment book cover
On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights book cover
On Juneteenth book cover
Say It Loud! On Race, Law, History, and Culture book cover
A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law book cover
Police Use of Excessive Force Against African Americans: Historical Antecedents and Community Perceptions book cover
Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership book cover
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow book cover
Unreasonable: Black Lives, Police Power, and the Fourth Amendment book cover
White Men’s Law: The Roots of Systemic Racism book cover
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story book cover


Black New Yorkers on Their Experiences With Anti-Black Racism” by the NYC Commission on Human Rights. Read it now online.

Continuing Injustice: The Centennial of the Tulsa-Greenwood Race Massacre” from the hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives, 117th Congress. Read it now online.

For Black History Month, a look at what Black Americans say is needed to overcome racial inequality findings” from Pew Research Center. Read it now online.

If law students have any other areas of interest, The Mendik Library librarians would love to work with you to explore the history and achievements of Black Americans in our country’s history.

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