ABHM Book Club Discussion Guides

Developed by the ABHM Staff


America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s founder, Dr. James Cameron, was an avid reader and inspiring writer and educator. To this day, he is the only known survivor of a lynching to write and publish a memoir about such an experience. In his honor, we created this book club in November of 2020 to bring together a community of all backgrounds to learn about and discuss our collective past, modern manifestations of racism, and how we create racial repair, reconciliation, and healing for a better future.

A Time of Terror: A Survivor's Story

A Time of Terror : A Survivor's Story

by Dr. James Cameron

Discussed: February 22, 2024, February 23, 2023 & February 25, 2021


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The Water Dancer

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Discussed: March 21, 2024


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All That She Carried book cover

All That She Carried

by Tiya Miles

Discussed: January 25, 2024


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Book cover of The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Discussed: October 26, 2023


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Our Town Cover

Our Town

by Cynthia Carr

Discussed: August 31, 2023


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The Rebellious Life Mrs. Rosa Parks

by Jeanne Theoharis

Discussed: July 20, 2023


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Afro Futurism: A History of Black Futures

by the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Discussed: June 21, 2023


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by Octavia E. Butler

Discussed: April 20, 2023


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The Three Mothers

by Anna Malaika Tubbs

Discussed: January 26, 2023


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Death of Innocence

by Mamie Till-Mobley

Discussed: November 17, 2022


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Overground Railroad

by Candacy Taylor

Discussed: October 6, 2022


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Finding Me

by Viola Davis

Discussed: August 23, 2022


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Voices of Milwaukee Bronzeville

by Dr. Sandra Jones

Discussed: June 15, 2022


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Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday & the Biography of a Song

by David Magolick

Discussed: October 7, 2021


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Long Walk To Freedom

by Nelson Mandela

Discussed: June 3, 2021 and July 1, 2021


Discussion Guide Parts 1-6      Discussion Guide Parts 7-11

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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness

by Austin Channing Brown

Discussed: November 17, 2020


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