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Black Lives Matter Bookmobile: #BLM Book List

To celebrate, honor, and learn about the complexities and richness of black voices and experiences, the MIT Libraries have curated a selection of titles to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement.

#BLM Book List

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"Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.  It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression...To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a necessary prerequisite for wanting the same for others."

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Below is a curated selection of materials from the MIT Libraries collections that highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, including materials sourced from and inspired by syllabi that have been created by educators, activists, etc., across the country (see "Recommended Resources" below). 

Join us in learning more about the complexities and richness of black voices and experiences.  On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 11AM-1PM, a selection of the titles below will be available for loan as part of the Black Lives Matter bookmobile in the 1st floor lobby of the Stata Center (Bldg. 32). For questions, or to suggest more titles for this ever-growing list, please email us at: and

Recommended Resources created by Professor Frank Leon Roberts, New York University

Charleston Syllabus created by the African American Intellectual Historical Society (AAIHS)

Ferguson Syllabus created by Sociologists for Justice

Lemonade Class Syllabus created by Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks, University of Texas at San Antonio

Nonfiction Available from MIT Libraries

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