RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES

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FILMS

  • 13th

    • This film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans

    • Netflix

  • Selma

    • A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965

    • Amazon

  • The Hate U Give

    • A film about a 16-year-old girl trying to balance life between the poor, black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, white prep school she attends. Her life is completely changed when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer.

    • Amazon Hulu

  • American Son

    • This movie places a black mother in the waiting room of a police station as she tries, through rising and falling levels of desperation, to find out what authorities have done with her son.

    • Netflix

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    • A documentary exploring the history of racism in the United States through James Baldwin's memories of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther Kinig Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history.

    • Amazon

 

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

    • An examination of the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture.

    • Amazon

 

  • King in the Wilderness

    • A movie that chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

    • HBO

 

  • The Hard Stop

    • The police killing of Mark Duggan in London in 2011 ignites the worst civil unrest in recent British history.

    • YouTube

  • St. Louis Superman

    • State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. of St. Louis, MO must overcome personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a critical bill for his community.

    • MTV (Requires sign in to TV service provider)

  • 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

    • A documentary using the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis to examine Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' self-defense law.

    • HBO

  • Strong Island

    • Filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man; this becomes an achingly personal journey since the victim, 24-year-old William Ford Jr., was the filmmaker's brother.

    • YouTube

  • LA 92

    • A documentary examining the tumultuous period following the verdict in the 1992 Rodney King trial. The acquittal of four police officers for beating a black motorist resulted in several days of protests, violence, and looting in Los Angeles.

    • Amazon Hulu

  • Generation Revolution

    • Introducing the powerful stories of London's new generation of Black and Brown activists and exploring the successes and unexpected challenges these inspiring young people face.

    • Amazon

  • Two Towns of Jasper

    • Filmmaker Marco Williams travels to Jasper, Texas, where a black man named James Byrne was brutally beaten and ultimately killed by three white men in 1998.

    • Vimeo

  • Just Mercy

    • In 1989, idealistic young Harvard law graduate, Bryan Stevenson, travels to Alabama hoping to help fight for poor people who cannot afford proper legal representation.

    • Amazon

 
 

SERIES

 
 

TED Talks

BOOKS

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Organizing

Prison Abolition and Seeking Justice

Intersectional Feminism

On Whiteness and Formations of Race

McIntosh (Article)

Fiction

(Biography)

Young Adult

To Talk With Kids

 
 
 

PODCASTS

  • Yo, Is This Racist?

    • Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist.

  • Pod For The Cause (Leadership Conference on civil and human rights)

    • To help spark conversation and activism on some of the most critical issues of today.This podcast was created for those of you wanting to effect change, who understand the importance of restoring our democracy and want to engage in deep conversation around the issues.

  • Code Switch (NPR)

    • We're a multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.

  • Intersectionality Matters! (hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw)

    • Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

  • About Race

    • Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America.

  • The Diversity Gap

    • An effort to better understand the space between our good intentions for diversity and the impact of those intentions.

  • The Stoop

    • Digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. It’s a celebration of black joy with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we don’t hear enough about.

  • Seeing White

    • Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017.

  • 1619 (New York Times)

    • An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.

For Parents

 
 
 
 

ORGANIZERS TO FOLLOW

 

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SUPPORTING BLACK BUSINESS

 

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  • Crump’s Comic Boutique

 
 

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