Suggested Bibliography


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Suggested Bibliography


Farmer, James, 1920-1999
Department of History and American Studies


This document was attached to Dr. Farmer's syllabus and is the suggested bibliography of sources for his students to reference during the semester.


Dr. James Farmer


James L. Farmer Papers


Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Mary Washington


Fall 1994


Hist 428 Spring 2020


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Suggested Bibliography

Bennett, Lerome, Jr., Confrontation Black and White, Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, 1965

Branch, Taylor, The Parting of the Waters, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989

Broderick, Francis L. and August Meier, eds., Negro Protest Thought in the Twentieth Century, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1965.

Carmichael, Stokely and Charles V. Hamilton, Black Power/The Politics of Liberation in America, New York: Vintage Books, 1967.

DuBois, W.E.B., The Souls of Black Folk, New York: Fawcett Publications, 1964.

Fanon, Frantz, The Wretched of the Earth, New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1968.

* Farmer, James, Lay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the civil rights movement, New York: Wm Morrow Publishing House, 1985. (Now available in paperback only: Bergenfield, N.J.: Penguin USA, 1985.)

Franklin, John Hope, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of American Negroes, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1964.

Grant, Joanne, ed. Black Protest, New York: Fawcett World Library, 1968.

King, Martin Luther, Jr., Letter from Birmingham City Jail, Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, May, 1963.

King, Martin Luther, Jr., Why We Can’t Wait, New York: Harper and Row, 1963/64.

Lincoln, C. Eric, The Black Muslims in America, Boston: Beacon Press, 1961.

Lomax, Louis E., The Negro Revolt, New York: New American Library of World Literature, Inc., 1962.

Meier, August and Elliott Rudwick, CORE: A Study in the civil rights movement, 1942-1968, Oxford University Press, New York: 1973.

Raines, Howell, My Soul is Rested, Putnam, New York: 1977.

Randolph, A. Phillip, “Why Should We March?” Survey Graphic, Vol. 31, Nov. 1942

Silverman, Charles E., Crisis in Black and White, New York: Random House, 1964

Viorst, Milton, Fire in the Streets, Simon and Schuster, New York: 1980

Weisbrot, Robert, Freedom Bound: A History of America’s civil rights movement, W. W. Norton, 1989.

X, Malcolm, with the assistance of Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, New York: The Grove Press, Inc., 1964.

Zinn, Howard, SNCC/The New Abolitionists, Boston: Beacon Press, 1964.


Dr. James Farmer, “Suggested Bibliography,” James Farmer at Mary Washington, accessed June 22, 2024,

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