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Public Administration: Civil Rights Reading List

Resources for Students

The Civil Rights Reading List is recommended by the Department of Public Administration faculty in collaboration with the Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library at Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York. 

The idea for the Department of Public Administration to develop a Civil Rights Reading List of 100 books grew out of the Thurgood Marshall Constitution Day lecture and was provided by Dr. Zulema Blair.

“Students asked for book recommendations. They expressed their thirst for this
knowledge and the significant contributions that Blacks made to this country.”

Dr. Zulema Blair, Department Chair

Although some of these books were already in the library's non-circulating collections, the aim was to make them more visible and accessible to you, MEC students. The books were purchased with funds from a Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA) grant.

These books are located on the Civil Rights bookshelf, Main Floor of the Library, and can circulate to all students, faculty, and staff. 

This online guide is organized by Author's Last Name and links to the CUNY One Search Catalog.