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Videos and Films
Harvard Library Videos and Films (Harvard Key required)
- I am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America, directed by Raoul Peck, 2016.
- America to Me, directed by Steve James, 2018.
- Black Studies in Video Collection (Alexander Street Press)
The HistoryMakers: African American video oral history
Free Videos and Films
- George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper with Trevor Noah, The Daily Social Distancing Show on YouTube
- 13th by Ava DuVernay on YouTube/Netflix. 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.
- What is Systemic Racism? series from Race Forward. An eight-part video series that illustrates the ways racism shows up in our lives across institutions and society.
- Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers inpanel interview with Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers, hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force
- A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott, hosted by the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
- "Clint Smith Reflects On This Moment" from the TED Radio Hour
- “'You Can't Meditate This Away' (Race, Rage, and the Responsibilities of Meditators)" from Ten Percent Happier, Episode #252
- 1619 Podcast series from New York Times
- Seeing White from Scene on Radio (suggested by Adriana Umana-Taylor, HGSE faculty member)
- The Very Best Of Code Switch, In 8 Episodes from NPR
- Intersectionality Matters series hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
Articles and Websites
- The Color of Coronavirus by APM
- A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza
- "How you can be a better coworker to your black colleagues right now" by Soo Youn, The Lily
- ‘To create lasting change, we must sustain this anti-racist work beyond the heat of the moment’ by Jennifer Rich, Hechinger Report
- "Are You Supporting White Supremacy?" by Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, Inside Higher Education