October is Black History Month, when we celebrate and acknowledge black culture, art and history throughout the world. The theme of this year’s Black History Month focuses on tackling conscious and unconscious bias, showing the damaging effects bias can have on communities. Below are a collection of titles exploring different aspects of black history, from influence on contemporary dance to insights into civil rights literature.

Mandela African American History Civil Rights Mission

The Mission
A Life for Freedom in South Africa
Denis Goldberg
2010 428pp, full colour & black & white illustrations
9781920222437 Paperback
A memoir of Denis Goldberg, anti-apartheid activist, and comrade of Nelson Mandela, who spent 22 years in prison. Goldberg writes about the often painful road to freedom, about the joy of love and death, human dignity, political passion, comradeship, and conflict between comrades to give readers an insight into this important chapter in South African history.
Real African Publishers

Mandela's Dancers
Oral Histories of Program Participants and Organizers
Rodreguez King-Dorset
Jul 2016 212pp, 45 photos
9780786499861 Paperback
Explores an overlooked chapter in the history of post-liberation South Africa: the dance scholarship programme at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, which provided 22 South African dance students the opportunity to study in London from 1994 to 2005. Drawing on archival photographs and personal recollections, the author highlights the experiences of six of those dancers and Mandela's significance for contemporary dance.

African American History
Salem Press
Dec 2016 900pp, 3 volumes, 100 tables and photos
9781682171523 Hardback
Great Events from History
This new set chronicles the rich history of African Americans, with articles on the major social, political, economic, and cultural events and developments of nearly four centuries.
Salem Press

Civil Rights Literature
Edited by Christopher A. Varlack
Jan 2017 300pp
9781682172681 Hardback
Critical Insights
American civil rights literature has largely been associated with speeches, letters, and non-fiction works produced by African-American activists of the 1950s and ‘60s. This volume not only examines key works of the African-American civil rights debate past and present, it also explores issues of gender equality and sexual orientation integral to civil rights studies.
Salem Press