Resources and Reading

Resources and Essential Reading

Learn more about unconscious bias, racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice.

Self-Education Resources on Race

Books

American Holocaust:  The Conquest of the New World (David E. Stannard)

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.)

Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)

Caste:  The Origins of Our Discontents’ (Isabel Wilkerson)

Dismantling the Racism Machine (Karen Gaffney)

How To Be An Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)

James Baldwin:  Collected Essays…(James Baldwin, Toni Morrison)

Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)

Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mandela)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave (Frederick Douglass)

Stamped from the Beginning (Ibram X. Kendi)

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (Ibram X. Kendi)

The Case for Reparations – The Atlantic Essay – (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

The Education of Blacks in the South (James D. Anderson)

The Help (Kathryn Stockett)

The Letter from a Birmingham Jail- Essay (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)

The 1619 Project – The New York Times

The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)

When Affirmative Action Was White (Ira Katznelson)

White Fragility (Robin Diangelo)

12 Years a Slave (Solomon Northup)

Movies

Harriet

Hidden Figures

Just Mercy

Selma

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

The Help

12 Years a Slave

Documentaries

I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin)

Origins (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)

The Journey of Man (Spencer Wells)

13th (Ava DuVernay)