Reading List

The Commandant isn’t the only one with a reading list.

Dark Green Marine’s recommended list of books written by Black authors. One per month. Twelve months of Black excellence. Let’s get it.


Month: January 2019

Title: Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic 

Author: Gerald Horne



Month: December 2018

Title: Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography

Author: Gordon Parks



Month: November 2018

Title: One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

Author: Carol Anderson



Month: October 2018

Title: The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela



Month: September 2018

Title: Native Son

Author: Richard Wright



Month: August 2018

TitleThe Origin of Others

Author: Tony Morrison



Month: July 2018

Title: Barracoon

Author: Zora Neale Hurston




Month: June 2018

Title: The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin




Month: May 2018

Title: Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

Author: Michael Eric Dyson




Month: April 2018

Title: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Author: Michelle Alexander




Month: March 2018

Title: Between the World and Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates




Month: February 2018

Title: The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

Author: Malcolm X




Month: January 2018

Title: Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now

Author: Touré