BLACK RADICAL TRADITION

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BLACK RADICAL TRADITION

Disclaimer: This is a compiled PDF of radical activists

and philosophers' written texts in the last 50 years that concern Black liberation.

Frances M. Beal, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis and Malcolm X, etc.

Some are prominent leaders of the Pan-African movement, others are workers' groups

who fought against labor oppression affecting Black people most of all.

All have an impact we feel is more relevant than ever.

Disclaimer: We endorse the progressive ideology and goals of these individuals, not their personal actions.


This is the table of contents. The PDF is available here.

1.) Black Reconstruction, W.E.B. Du Bois (pg. 1-51)
2.) What Socialism Means to Us, Hubert Harrison (pg. 51-57)
3.) An Appeal to the Conscience of the Black Race to See Itself, Marcus Garvey (pg. 57-62)


Marcus Garvey

4.) Program of the African Blood Brotherhood, The African Blood Brotherhood (pg. 62-70)
5.) "Report on the Negro Question," Claude McKay (pg. 70-74)
6.) "Application for Membership in the Communist Party", W.E.B. Du Bois (pg. 74-76)
7.) The Negro Nation, Harry Haywood (pg. 76-100)
8.) An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman! Claudia Jones (pg. 100-116)

Claudia Jones  VIDEO


Claudia Jones protesting in London

9.) The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in U.S., C.L.R. James (pg. 116-136)
10.) "Revolutionary Nationalism and the Afro-American", Harold Cruse (pg. 136-153)
11.) Is the Black Bourgeoisie the Leader of the Black Liberation Movement?
Harry Haywood with Gwendolyn Midlo Hall (pg. 153-157)
12.) The American Revolution, James Boggs (pg. 157-219)

James Boggs   VIDEO

13.) "Message to Grassroots", Malcolm X (pg. 219-230)
14.) The 12-Point Program of RAM, Revolutionary Action Movement (pg. 230-234)


Malcolm X

15.) ""Speech in Beijing 234", Robert F. Williams (pg. 234-242)
16.) Black Power, Stokely Carmichael (pg. 242-257)
17.) "Beyond Vietnam" VIDEO , Martin Luther King, Jr. (pg. 257-271)
18.) The Pitfalls of National Consciousness, Frantz Fanon (pg. 271-308)
19.) "The Correct Handling of a Revolution", Huey P. Newton (pg. 308-312)
20.) "Power Anywhere Where There's People", Fred Hampton (pg. 312-320)
21.) "On the Ideology of the Black Panther Party", Eldridge Cleaver (pg. 320-329)


 
22.) "On the Defection of Eldridge Cleaver...", Huey P. Newton (pg. 329-336)
23.) Prison Letters, George Jackson (pg. 336-360)
24.) White Blindspot, Noel Ignatin (pg. 360-373)
25.) Without a Science of Navigation, We Cannot Sail in Stormy Seas, Noel Ignatin (pg. 373-395)

26.) Liberation Will Come from a Black Thing, James Forman (pg. 395-407)
27.) "General Program (Here’s Where We’re Coming From)", League of Revolutionary Black Workers (pg. 407-411)
28.) "From Repression to Revolution, Ken Cockrel (pg. 411-420)
29.) Black Women's Manifesto: To Be Black and Female, Frances M. Beal (pg. 420-431)



 30.) Reflections on the Black Woman’s Role in the Community of Slaves, Angela Davis (pg. 431-449)
31.) The Combahee River Collective Statement, Combahee River Collective (449-458)
32.) Negro National Colonial Question, Communist League (458-497)
33.) Critique of the Black Nation Thesis, Racism Research Project (497-522)


Combahee River Collective

34.) "Revolutionary Review: The Black Nation Thesis", Congress of African People (522-526)
35.) National Liberation of Puerto Rico & Responsibilities of U.S. Proletariat,
Puerto Rican Revolutionary Workers (pg. 526-538)
 36.) "Revolution, the National Question and Asian American", I Wor Kuen (pg. 538-546)
37.) Chicano Liberation and Proletarian Revolution, August Twenty-Ninth Movement (pg. 546- )