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  • It’s June Teenth – Day to recognize by beginning our country’s anti-racism education
  • Resource list of anti-racist books, films, essays and podcasts

June Teenth – the day of the worst massacre of Black Americans in our country’s history in Tulsa Oklahoma.  June Teenth – a day to begin rectifying our country’s racist attitudes and business practices and injustices.  June Teenth – a day and every day forward to act and to do with equality and justice for all.

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Here is a list of anti-racist resources for all of us to educate and re-educate ourselves:

Books and Authors to Know:

The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

How to Talk About Race by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk

About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Any books/articles/podcasts by the following writers/thinkers:

  • Jesymm Ward
  • Toni Morrison
  • Angela Davis
  • Maya Angelou
  • Chimamanda Adichie
  • Michelle Alexander
  • James Baldwin
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Alice Cooper
  • Langston Hughes
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Alex Haley
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Saeed Jones
  • Michael Eric Dyson
  • Brittney Cooper
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Barack Obama
  • Tim Wise
  • Kareem Abdul Jabbar  
  • Dr. Eve Ewing
  • Michelle Obama
  • Michael Eric Dyson
  • Jane Elliott
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham
  • Jouelzy
  • Ashley Akunna
  • Nicole Hannah Jones
  • Wesley Morris
  • Jenna Wortham
  • Gene Demby 
  • Shereen Marisol Meraji

Films, Documentaries and Film Makers:

  • “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” – 6-part documentary by Henry Louis Gates – PBS
  • “Do the Right Thing,” “Malcolm X,” School Daze ,” BlackKkKlan,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “He Got Game,” “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Crooklyn,””Clockers,” “When the Levees Broke,” and all of his documentaries – Spike Lee
  • “Fences” written by August Wilson
  • “13th” by Ava DuVernay
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Moonlight” by Barry Jenkins
  • “Get Out” and TBA “Candyman” by Jordan Peele

Any films, documentaries, etc. by:

  • Ryan Coogler
  • Julie Dash
  • Yabnce Ford
  • Dream Hampton
  • Kasi Lemmons
  • Oscar Micheaux
  • Raoul Peck
  • Gina Price-Bythewood
  • Issa Rae
  • Dee Rees
  • Boots Riley
  • John Singleton
  • Robert Townsend

Check out the NPR Code Switch podcast along with the Still Processing podcast sponsored by the New York Times, the “1619 Project” by the New York Times Magazine, “The Grapevine” a YouTube show and the “Smart Brown Girl Book Club.”

More people to follow include:

  • Ivie Ani
  • Michael Arceneaux
  • W. Kamau Bell
  • Tarana Burke
  • Eric Eddings
  • Kimberly Jones
  • Brittanyt Luse
  • Roland Martin
  • Janet Mock
  • Imani Perry
  • Adam Sewer
  • Clint Smith III
  • Jamil Smith
  • Terrell Jermaine Starr

And while you’re at it, listen to Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald, Beyonce and, and, and.

 

Special thanks to Inman’s Marian McPherson and National Public Radio.

 

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