A sample of resources that our team has found helpful.
A virtual exhibit featuring a range of materials covering Black history and culture. From the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to digitized historical records of slave rebellions and resistance, Frederick Douglass, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this exhibit provides unprecedented access to visitors throughout the year.
A reimagining of the United States' first abolitionist newspaper for today's national conversation on racial justice. This is a collaboration between Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research and the Boston Globe's opinion team. Subscribe to their biweekly newsletter, Unbound by Kimberly Atkins Stohr, to stay in the loop with current news and conversations.
To commemorate Black History Month, King Arthur commissioned a Black independent filmmaker named Kamari Bright to create a short film inspired by the intersection of baking and being Black. Kamari’s film, Family Recipe, is the poetic story of a grandfather passing on the tradition of baking tea cakes (one of Bright’s own secret family recipes) to his granddaughter. It’s both a personal tribute and a universal message about the special joy of recipes shared from generation to generation.
Books dealing with racial justice & healing
The Vanishing Half
The Guest Book
A Most Beautiful Thing
What Happened to You
Bruce Perry & Oprah Winfrey
Small Great Things
Conflict is not Abuse
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Raising Our Hands
My Grandmother's Hands
The Other Black Girl
Zakiya Dalila Harris
The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. The film can be viewed for free on Youtube and is available on Netflix.
ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy
With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary offers an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know is a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the United States. The film is available free to Prime members on Amazon Prime Video.
I Am Not Your Negro
In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words. He draws upon James Baldwin's notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. View the trailer here.
This documentary film explores the investigation and harassment of Martin Luther King Jr. by J. Edgar Hoover and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, through newly declassified documents. View the trailer here.
One Night in Miami
This film is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Browne gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s. Available free to Prime members on Amazon Prime Video.