The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.
Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South Edited by William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins and Robert Korstad with Paul Ortiz, Robert Parrish, Jennifer Ritterhouse, Keisha Roberts and Nicole Waligora-Davis.
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: The African American Struggle Against Discrimination, 1865-1954 by Richard Wormser.
Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerns, and the Great Migration by James R. Grossman.
The Autobiography of Black Chicago by Dempsey Travis.
The Rise of Chicago’s Black Metropolis 1920-1929 by Christopher Robert Reed. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose.
The Black Chicago Renaissance Edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr.
Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City by St. Clair Drake and Horace A. Cayton.
Chicago’s SouthSide 1946-1948 by Wayne F. Miller
A Heritage of Black Excellence in Chicago Book One From 1700’s to 1960’s by Leslie K. Best Ed.D
John W.E. Thomas & The Political Maturing of Chicago’s African American Community by David A. Joans May 9th 2000
Black Chicago’s First Century Volume 1 1833-1900 by Christopher R. Reed
Negro Politicians: The Rise of Negro Politics in Chicago by Harold F. Gosnell
Historical Facts Of The Life Of John Jones, Chicago, IL 1826-1879 by Theodora Lee Purnall, grand-daughter of John Jones.
John Jones: A Black Chicagoan by Charles A. Gliozzo
Black Chicago’s First Century Volume 1, 1893-1900 by Christopher Robert Reed
Bronzeville: Black Chicago in Pictures 1941-1943 Maren Stange
John W.E. Thomas & The Political Maturing of Chicago’s African American Community by David A. Juans May 9, 2000
The Great Migration Video
Several website that are cited throughout the museum.