SSAAM Bookshelf

"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read" 

Mary McLeod Bethune

The SSAAM Bookshelf encompasses a wide range of African American based books, focusing on  history, music, literature, art, sports, and other topics. The books are read and recommended by the organization's board members, and affiliates. Purchasing a book that you are interested in couldn't be easier; click on a book  icon below, and you will be directed to Amazon. 

African Americans in New Jersey

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Biographies/Autobiographies

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African Americans in 18th Century America

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Antebellum South

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Abolition and Underground Railroad

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Slavery

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Civil War

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Reconstruction

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Post Reconstruction and Civil Rights

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Jim Crow, Ku Klux Klan, and the Post Civil War South

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The Lost Cause, Neo-Confederate Studies and the Modern South

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African Americans in the Military

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Modern African American Issues

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 African Americans in Sports

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 African American Literature

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 African American Culture

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Books for Youth

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Links to Other African American Book Sites

New York Public Library: Guide to resources related to independent Black bookstores.

Schomburg's Black Liberation List for Young Readers: Explore essential titles selected by the Schomburg Center as it marks 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts, and culture.

The Conscious Kid: Organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth.

Stoutsburg Sourland

African American Museum

189 Hollow Rd.

Skillman, NJ 08558

Mailing address: PO Box 162, Hopewell, NJ 08525

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