We finally have a museum dedicated to the African experience in America. While it would be great if everyone could visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., it's just not doable for everyone.
Most of us rely on books to teach our history. Because we all know primary and secondary schools don't include African American history in the curriculum outside of slavery, the watered-down version of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Our Black history in America, though painful, is full of triumphs and perseverance. But the powers that be refuse to admit to their violent past.
Check out these nine books, which not only teach Black history, but they all highlight what it's like to be Black in America.