Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Campus Resources



Reading Recommendations

Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout
Rick Rigsby, Ph.D. 2006

Dreams from My Father
Barack Obama 1995, 2004

Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Angela Y. Davis 2016

My Life on the Road
Gloria Steinman 2015

Where Do We Go From Here
Martin Luther King, Jr. 1968, 1986

Multicultural Echoes

You Can't Touch My Hair
Phoebe Robinson 2016

Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay 2014

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Frederick Douglass 1845

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 
Harriet Jacobs 1861

A Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States 
Ida B. Wells-Barnett 1895

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes

Nella Larsen 1928

Nella Larsen 1929

Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston 1937

Uncle Tom’s Children
Richard Wright 1938, 1940

The Street
Ann Petry 1946

Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison 1952

Gwendolyn Brooks 1945-1987

A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry 1959

Octavia Butler 1976

Sister Outsider
Audre Lorde 1984

Black Feminist Thought
Patricia Hill Collins 1990

A Lesson Before Dying
Ernest J. Gaines 1993

Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America
Tricia Rose 1993

Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women
T. Deneen Sharpley-Whiting 2007

Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead 2016