Further Reading

Historians have skillfully addressed many different aspects to the story contained within this website. The list of books and articles discussing the decade of the 1960s and the black freedom movement generally is immense, and it is continually growing. Listed below are just a few of the many good books written on subjects broached by the Black Thursday Project.


The 1960s in America

Michael Kazin and Maurice Isserman, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s

Mark Lytle, America’s Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon


Civil Rights in the North

Patrick Jones, The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee

Thomas Sugrue, Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

Jack Dougherty, More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of Black School Reform in Milwaukee

Martha Biondi, To Stand and Fight: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City


Black Power

Peniel Joseph, Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America

Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity


Black Student Protest

Richard Patrick McCormick, The Black Student Protest Movement at Rutgers

Joy Ann Williamson, Black Power on Campus: The University of Illinois, 1965-1975


Law and Order Politics

Dan T. Carter, The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, The Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics

Rick Perlstein, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

Michael Flamm, Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s


Further Viewing

Watch Oshkosh 94 member Jerry Benston discuss his experiences and issues regarding diversity and inclusion in his 2018 Oshkosh TedX talk: