See also Books About Oakland.

Some books about Black History in Oakland:

  • American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland by Robert O. Self Princeton University Press
  • Black Artists in Oakland by Jerry Thompson and Duane Deterville Arcadia Publishing
  • The Pullman Porters and West Oakland by Thomas and Wilma Tramble Arcadia Publishing
  • From Black to Brown and Beyond: The Struggle for Progressive Politics in Oakland, California, 1966-2011 by Robert Stanley Oden University Readers
  • The Color of Power: Racial Coalitions and Political Power in Oakland by Frédérick Douzet University of Virginia Press
  • Soul on Bikes: The East Bay Dragons MC and Black Biker Set by Tobie Gene Levingston Motorbikes Publishing International

Books about the Black Panther Party:

  • Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton by Bobby Seale, 1970, Random House
  • Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton, 2009, Penguin Classics
  • Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas by Emory Douglas, Rizzolo
  • To Die for the People: The Writings of Huey P. Newton edited by Toni Morrison, 2009, City Lights Books
  • Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panther's Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music by Rickey Vincent, 2013, Lawrence Hill Books
  • The Sky's the Limit People V. Newton, the Real Trial of the 20th Century? by Lise Pearlman Regent Press
  • American Justice on Trial: People V. Newton by Lise Pearlman Regent Press

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