Black History & Black Healthcare

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This guide provides students and local practitioners with resources to educate themselves about Black history, Black healthcare, and Black futures.
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Black Healthcare

African American Folk Healing by Stephanie Y. Mitchem
African Medicine : A Complete Guide to Yoruba Healing Science and African Herbal Remedies by Tariq M. Sawandi
African-American Slave Medicine : Herbal and Non-Herbal Treatments by Herbert C. Covey
Black and Blue : The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism by John M. Hoberman
Culturally Specific Treatment : A Model for the Treatment of African-American Clients by Hattie Wash
Just Medicine : A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Bowen Matthew
Medical Apartheid : The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome : America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy DeGruy Leary
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Working the Root: Over 400 years of Traditional African American Healing by Michele E. Lee


Becoming by Michelle Obama
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Futures by Kimberly Drew
Fearing the Black Body : The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings
Four Hundred Souls : A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 by Ibram X. Kendi
Hidden Figures : The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
March : Book One by John Lewis
Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F Saad
My Grandmother's Hands : Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
Rooted in the Earth : Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage by Dianne D. Glave
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Disordered Cosmos : A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
The Fire this Time : A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Warmth of Other Suns : The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
The Will to Change : Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks


Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Bluest Eye by Toni. Morrison
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Nickel Boys : A Novel by Colson Whitehead