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8 Best Civil Rights Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Civil Rights books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best civil rights books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Why We Can't Wait

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Appears in 3 articles
  2. 3
    Appears in 2 articles
  3. 4

    The Help

    Kathryn Stockett

    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 5


    Nella Larsen

    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 6
    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 7
    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 8
    Appears in 2 articles


  • How was this Civil Rights books list created?

    We searched for "best Civil Rights books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Civil Rights books are in this list?

    There are 8 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Civil Rights books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Civil Rights books on the internet.

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