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Suggested Books, Movies & Dialogue

Reading List

Recitatif
by Toni Morrison

Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Miner's Canary
by Lani Guiner and Gerald Torres

Possessive Investment In Whiteness
by George Lipsitz

This Bridge Called My Back
edited by CherrĂ­e Moraga and Gloria AnzaldĂșa

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
by bell hooks

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
by Ntozake Shange

Assata: An Autobiography
by Assata Shakur

A Taste of Power
by Elaine Brown

Sister Outsider
by Audre Lorde

A People's History of the United States
by Howard Zinn

The Autobiography of Malcolm X
as told by Alex Haley

The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison

Divided Sisters
by Midge Wilson & Kathy Russell

Black Feminist Thought
by Patricia Hill Collins

The Color of Water
by James McBride

Your Silence Will Not Protect You
by Audre Lord

Don't Touch My Hair
by Emma Tabiri

Dark Days
by James Baldwin

An African American and Latinx History of the United States
by Paul Ortiz

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
by Angela Davis

Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston

The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin

Passing
by Nella Larsen

The New Jim Crow
by Michelle Alexander

Whiteness of a Different Color
by Matthew Frye Jacobson

The Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon

But Some of Us Are Brave
edited by Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott, & Barbara Smith

Women, Race, & Class
by Angela Y. Davis

Just Mercy
by Bryan Stevenson

Race Matters
by Dr. Cornell West

Movies, Shows and Documentaries

Fruitvale Station
2013

When They See Us
Netflix, 2019

13th
Netflix, 2016

The Central Park Five
PBS, 2012

Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Netflix 2017

16 Shots
Showtime, 2018

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
2018

Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement
BET, 2016

Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
Netflix, 2017

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
HBO, 2018

Blindspotting
2018

The Hate U Give
2018

Just Mercy
2019

Do the Right Thing
1989

Malcolm X
1992

The Glass Shield
1994

Selma
2014

I Am Not Your Negro
2017

Whose Streets?
2017

The Interrupters
2011

Let The Fire Burn
2013

Strong Island
2017

King in the Wilderness
2018

If Beale Street Could Talk
2018

John Q
2002

Hidden Figures
2016

RESIST
2018

Dialogue

Serial Podcast
A look at Cleveland/Cuyahoga Criminal Justice System
Listen

Trevor Noah
Reflection on recent events
Listen

Barack Obama
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
Read

Black Trauma And Showing Up At Work
Read

The Bill Simmons Podcast
DeRay Mckesson on Ending Police Brutality
Listen

Bernice King
View

Black Table Arts
Gathers Black communities through the arts, towards better black futures
Learn more

Color Blind or Color Brave
With executive Mellody Hobson
Watch

Angela Davis
On intersectional anti-racism
Watch

Martin Luther King Speeches
Listen

Black Owned Businesses in Cleveland
View