We are proud to introduce our 1776 Unites Library, stocked with seminal books that influenced the thinking of our founder, Scholars, Achievers and team! These works cover a broad variety of subjects from historical and autobiographical, to contemporary looks at key subjects — often with perspectives you will not find elsewhere.
Please hover over titles to read our descriptions of them before clicking to check out more on Amazon. Books marked with a quill in the top right are those authored by our founder, Scholars or Achievers, and are worth your attention!
Thank you for being here and helping share in our journey to build a culture of resilience and embrace of American values within every community in our country! And, for those planning — these books make great holiday gifts for your loved ones!
Lessons From the Least of These
Please Stop Helping Us
Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black "underclass" not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? Wall Street Journal writer Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back, and have been doing so for decades. From minimum wage laws to affirmative action, well-intentioned policy has wreaked havoc on vulnerable black communities.
Triumphs of Joseph
The Triumphs of Joseph: How Today's Community Healers are Reviving our Streets and Neighborhoods
An essential read from our Founder, Bob Woodson, which draws upon the stirring Biblical story of Joseph and Pharaoh to explore how today's grassroots leaders -- all across the country -- are toiling, silently and against the "Pharaoh's Court" of government ineptitude and bureaucracy, the Civil Rights industry, and the tyranny of low expectations to improve their communities.
Losing the Race
Up from Slavery
Dust on a Road
Dust on a Road: A Memoir
A classic memoir from a Black American iconoclast. Anthropologist, folklorist, novelist and essayist Zora Neale Hurston tells her story from rural Florida to Howard University and her early work as a writer and scholar.
Seeing Like a State
My Grandfather's Son
The Future Once Happened Here
The Content of our Character
Be the People
We Have Overcome
Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black Americans
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
What is the truth of what's happening in our urban combat zones today in America? Los Angeles Times reporter Jill Leovy goes in-depth into South Central LA and concludes that in reality, communities need more law enforcement, not less -- specifically of violent crimes. A must-read for those interested in criminal justice issues.
Black Rednecks and White Liberals
Charter Schools and their Enemies
The Coddling of the American Mind
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
A must-read warning to American parents, educators and academics from two professors on the learned fragility and helplessness of an entire generation of American students. If our future leaders are not equipped to handle conversations around difficult subjects -- how can they tackle our problems?
My Bondage and My Freedom
Harlem's Hell Fighters
You Need a Schoolhouse
You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South
Booker T. Washington, the founder of Tuskegee Institute, and Julius Rosenwald, the president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, first met in 1911 at a Chicago luncheon. By charting the lives of these two men both before and after the meeting, Stephanie Deutsch offers a fascinating glimpse into the partnership that would bring thousands of modern schoolhouses to African American communities in the rural South in the era leading up to the civil rights movement.
The Triple Package
Race Experts: How Racial Etiquette, Sensitivity Training, and New Age Therapy Hijacked the Civil Rights Revolution by Elizabeth Lasch-Quinn
First published almost a decade ago, this early analysis of racial "sensitivity" programs has received new attention since the protests of 2020. Author Elizabeth Lasch-Quinn, Professor of History at Syracuse University, examines the role of questionable therapeutic practices and New Age beliefs in undermining the "color blind" ideal of the early civil rights movement and giving rise to contemporary diveristy, equity and inclusion traning.