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Resources – Week 4

These resources include books, podcasts, documentaries, movies, and TV shows that celebrate Black life and gives the opportunity to learn more about the Black experience and Black history.

  • Podcast-1619  
    • In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story. 1619 is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. 
  • Book-So You Want to Talk about Race 
    • In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life. 
  • Movie/TV- Just Mercy 
    • After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence.  
    • Streaming on YouTube, HBO Max, Hulu and Amazon Prime
  • Documentary- Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea
    • Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts American culture and the ways it’s benefited her life and career. 
    • Streaming on Netflix
  • Children’s Book – What Color is My World
    • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book.
February 22, 2021