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Collection: Recommended Reading List: Exploring Slavery and Memory

THE READING LIST: Exploring Slavery & Memory in the United StatesCurated by Penguin Classics and The Lapidus Center at the Schomburg Center 

"In times of social unrest and crisis, we are wise to look back to determine the paths and missteps that brought us to those particular junctures—we must take time to pause, read, reflect, learn, and take reparative actions to attend to the harm done." Michelle D. Commander, from the introduction to Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition

To celebrate Black History Month and the publication of Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition, Penguin Classics and The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture have collaborated to create a curated reading list of works on slavery and memory in the United States. Exploring these subjects through classic and contemporary novels, poetry, and nonfiction works, the list seeks to highlight writings that also speak to themes of resistance and liberation. 

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