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1up Reading Guide

1up Reading Guide

Many of the books below have been influential to how I view the world. As founder of the 1up movement and an advocate for critical thinking and social entrepreneurship, I would suggest that you read as many of the literary works on this list as possible. Listed are the names of the books and the authors. Several of the links provide the entire PDF version of the book, while others just provide an overview, or a brief description. Listening to documentaries and lectures can be very informative when evaluating the views of an individual, but sometimes, firsthand is the best way to go, when evaluating information. When reading books directly from the author, you get a firsthand perspective, and you can form your own interpretation of what the author is expressing, not to mention, books usually provide notes and indexes, allowing you to see the sources which may have inspired the author’s views.

Below is the must read guide to for the 1up movement and a must read guide for anyone interested in consciousness, critical thinking, and social entrepreneurship.

The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey: Africa for the Africans
by Amy Jacques Garvey

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
by Malcolm X, Alex Haley and Attallah Shabazz

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
by Martin Luther King Jr.

The Destruction of Black Civilization
by Chancellor Williams

African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality
by Cheikh Anta Diop

Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton
by Bobby Seale

The Wretched of the Earth
by Fanon, Frantz

The Souls of Black Folk
by W. E. B. Du Bois

How to Eat to Live, Book 1
by Muhammad, Elijah

Assata: An Autobiography
by Assata Shakur

The Mis-Education of the Negro
by Carter G. Woodson

Capitalism and Slavery / Edition 1
by Eric Williams

Women, Race, and Class
by Angela Y. Davis

Narrative Of Sojourner Truth
by Olive Gilbert

Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900
by Ida B. Wells

PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America Hardcover
by Dr. Claud Anderson

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
by Frederick Douglass

Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life
By Richard W. Paul, Linda Elder

Soul on Ice
by Eldridge Cleaver

Dark Days in Ghana
by Kwame Nkrumah

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills,
by Abigail R. Gehring

Justice, Justice: A Cry of My People
By Nya Kwiawon Taryor
Speeches, Papers, and Important Documents by Some of the Makers of the Liberian Revolution, Yet to Come, in the Movement for Justice in Africa, MOJA/Liberia

Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery
by Na’im Akbar

Ancient Future
by Wayne B. Chandler and Ivan Van Sertima

Start Something That Matters
by Blake Mycoskie

The Best That Money Can’t Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, & War
by Jacque Fresco

The Underground History of American Education
by John Taylor Gatto

What Do You Think
By Saye Taryor

Bonus Reading Guide

Guides to grassroots/community organizing

The 1up Way

The 1up WayNow what will you do about it? The idea of the 1up movement is for individuals and organizations, to collaborate, to enhance economic and social conditions, using a process of social entrepreneurship, while maximizing critical thinking techniques.

The 1up movement only exists when there is a conscious effort, or collaboration, of organizations and individuals putting words into action. It’s very essence stems from the combining and sharing of knowledge and resources, all used in a positive way to enhance the economic and social conditions of everyone involved. The movement funnels through social entrepreneurship, and its effectiveness is maximized using critical thinking techniques and practices.