Our friends at The Possibility Project compiled a wonderful list of resources to help us learn and support the cause. (Thanks Paul!) We hope you’ll also take some time with your friends, family, or colleagues to watch, read, or listen to one of these important works of art. 

Documentaries

  • 13th - Ava DuVernay 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. 

  • Black in Latin America - Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when African and Hispanic worlds meet.

  • I Am Not Your Negro - Raoul Peck offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations—and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go.

  • Whose Streets? - Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.

  • The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson - As she fights the tide of violence against trans women, activist Victoria Cruz probes the suspicious 1992 death of her friend Marsha P. Johnson.

Movies/Series 

  • Just Mercy - A powerful true story that follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his battle for justice as he defends a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence.

  • Do the Right Thing - Directed and produced by Spike Lee, the film focuses on a single day, one of the hottest days in the summer, of the lives of racially diverse people in Brooklyn, New York. It centers on how social class, race, and the moral decisions that the characters make have a direct effect on the way people interact with each other. 

  • When They See Us - Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

  • The Hate U Give - Based on Angie Thomas's YA novel of the same name, The Hate U Give tells the story of Starr, who witnesses her friend shot dead by police after reaching for his hairbrush. 

Reading Material

Podcasts

  • 1619 - A New York Times audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.

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

  • The United States of Anxiety - A show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future.

  • About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge - A series featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that leads to the politics of today.

  • Come Through with Rebecca Carroll - A series featuring 15 essential conversations about race in a pivotal year for America. 

  • Speaking of Racism- A podcast dedicated to frank, honest, and respectful discussions about racism in the U.S.

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