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"Luke Cage" Guide to Black American Culture

Reading lists and music used and referenced in the Netflix superhero series, "Luke Cage."

References Made to Other Works in "Luke Cage"

Here are works of general interest to Black American history available at Rutgers. Also listed here are authors, artists, musicians, poets and others who are white and/or not American referenced in episodes of "Luke Cage."

Research Interests

Federal surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

From the catalog description: "Contains reproductions of hundreds of FBI files documenting the federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution to which black Americans of all political persuasions were subjected."

Items Available in Rutgers Libraries

Robert Greene

Cornell Stokes, AKA, "Cottonmouth," references Green's 48 Laws of Power. Green is an American author whose work focuses on power dynamics in a "how to" vein, utilizing historical figures as examples of the axioms about which he writes.


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