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Alexander, Michelle, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2010. 

Anderson, Carol. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. Bloomsbury USA, 2016.  

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1969.

Arnold, Jenna. Raising Our Hands. BenBella Books, 2020.

Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time.  Vintage, 1992.

Bay, Maya. Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance. Belknap Press, 2021.

Boggs, Grace Lee. The Next American Revolution: Activism For the 21st Century. University of California  Press, 2012 

Collins, Patrician Hill. Black Feminist Thought. Routledge, 2008. 

Cooper, Dr.Brittney. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. Picador USA, 2019. 

Cullors, Patrisse. An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World. St. Martin’s Press, 2022.

Davis, Fania E. The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice. Good Books, 2019.  

DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press, 2018. 

do Nascimento, Abdias. Brazil, Mixture or Massacre? Essays in the Genocide of a Black PeopleMajority Pr, 1989. 

Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. Chump Change, 1903. 

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Beacon Press, 2015. 

Halberstam, David. The Children. Ballantine Books, 1999. 

Hersey, Tricia. Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto. Little, Brown Spark, 2022.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God.  J.B.Lippincott, 1937. 

Katznelson, Ira. When Affirmative Action Was White. W.W. Norton & Company, 2006. 

Kendi, Ibram X. How To Be An Antiracist. One Word, 2019. 

Kendi, Ibram X. Antiracist Baby. Kokila, 2020. 

LaFayette, Bernard. In Peace And Freedom: My Journey in Selma. University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 

Lane, Sharayah. ABC’s of Grateful. Independently Published, 2022. 

Laymon, Kiese. Heavy: An American Memoir. Scribner Publishing Company, 2019.

Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider. Crossing Press, 2007.  

McGhee, Heather. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper TogetherOne World, 2022. 

McKinstry, Carolyn. While The World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement. Tyndale House Publishers, 2013. 

Mock, Janet. Redefining Realness. Atria Books, 2014. 

Moraga. Cherríe. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Persephone Press,  1981.  

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. Vintage, 2007.

Olsson, Göran, Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975. Haymarket Books, 2014. 

Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want To Talk About Race. Seal Press, 2018.

Ortiz, Paul. An African-American and Latinx History of the United States.  Beacon Press, 2018. 

Ransby, Barbara. Ella Baker and The Black Freedom Movement. University of North Carolina Press, 2005. 

Ritchie, Andrea J. Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. Beacon Press, 2017. 

Roberts, Dorothy. Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of LibertyVintage, 1998.

Saad, Layla F. Me and White Supremacy. Source Books, 2020.

Scott, Terry Anne. Lynching and Leisure: Race and the Transformation of Mob Violence in Texas. The University of Arkansas Press. 2022.

Smith, Clint. How The World Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America. Little Brown and Company, 2021

Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. One World, 2015.   

Sue, Derald Wing. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence. Wiley, 2016. 

Truth, Sojourner. Ain’t I a Woman? Penguin Books, 2021. 

West, Cornel. Race Matters. Beacon Press, 1993. 

Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns. Vintage, 2011. 

X, Malcolm and Haley, Alex. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Ballantine Books, 1987. 

Zellner, Bob. The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement. NewSouth Books, 2019. 

CDC. What Are Social Determinants of Health? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021. 

Coaston, Jane. The Intersectionality Wars. Vox, 2019.

Coates. Ta-Nehisi. The Case for Reparations. The Atlantic, 2014.  

Combahee River Collective. The Combahee River Collective Statement. Black Past, 1977. 

De Luna, Ruby. How Seattle’s Gang of Four Changed the Activism Playbook. KUOW Archive, November 2017. 

Elliott PhD, Craig. Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups. Dr. Craig Elliot, 2016. 

Emerald Staff. King County Officially Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis. South Seattle Emerald,  June 2020.

Gidigbi, Stephanie. How Planes, Trains and Automobiles Worsened America’s Racial Divide. Politico, June 2020.

Kendi, Ibram X. Who Gets to Be Afraid in America? The Atlantic, May 2020. 

Kottas, Yuliya Parshina, What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed. New York Times, May 2021. 

Martin, Courtney. Where Do I Donate? Why is the Uprising Violent? Should I Go Protest? The Bold Italic,  June 2020. 

Martin, Michel. How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race. NPR, June 2020. 

McIntosh, Peggy. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. Peace and Freedom, 1989. 

Newkirk II, Vann R. How Shelby County v. Holder Broke America. The Atlantic, July 2018. 

Robertson, Campbell. A Lynching Memorial is Opening: The Country Has Never Seem Anything Like It. New York Times, April, 2018.

Sayej, Nadja. ‘Forgotten by Society’- How Chinese Migrants Built the Transcontinental Railroad. The Guardian, July 2019.

Sewer, Adam. America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us. The Atlantic, May 2020. 

Severson, Kim. Another Role For Buses in Civil Rights History. New York Times, March 2011.

Smith-Kang, Sonia. 31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and ResistanceCulturas, 2019. 

Smithsonian. Talking About Race: Being Antiracist. National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). 

Vargas, Jose Antonio. My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant. The New York Times Magazine, June 2011. 

Alexander Brown, Barry. Son of the South. Clear Horizon Entertainment and Vertical Entertainment, 2021.

Bristol, Stefon. See You Yesterday. 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, 2019. 

Coogler, Ryan. Fruitvale Station. Lions Gate, 2018. 

Coogler, Ryan. Black Panther. Marvel Studios, 2018.  

Duvernay, Ava. 13th. Kandoo Films, 2016.

Duvernay, Ava. Selma.  Harpo Films, 2014. 

Jenkins, Barry. If Beale Street Could Talk. Annapurna Pictures, 2018.  

Lee, Spike. Do The Right Thing. Universal Studios, 1989.

Parker, Nate. The Birth of a Nation. Bron Studios, 2016. 

Brown, Margaret. Descendant. Netflix, 2022.

Burns Ric. Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America. PBS, 2021.

Garbas, Liz. What Happened, Miss Simone? RadicalMedia, 2015. 

Gray, Susan and Cram, Bestor. Birth of a Movement. Northern Light Productions, 2017. 

Guttentag, Bill and Sturman, Dan. Soundtrack for a Revolution. Freedom Song Productions, 2009. 

Hudson, Robert. Mighty Times: The Children’s March. Southern Poverty Law Center, 2004. 

Kunhardt, Peter. King in the Wilderness. Kunhardt Films, 2018. 

Kunhardt, Peter. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality. Warner, 2019. 

Kunstler, Emily and Kunstler, Sarah. Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America. Off Center Media, 2022. 

Lowman, Sonia. Teach Us All. Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, 2017. 

Nelson, Stanley. Freedom Riders. Firelight Media, 2010

Nelson, Stanley. Freedom Summer.  Firelight Media, 2014. 

Nelson, Stanley. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Firelight Media, 2016.

Olsen, Göran. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. MPI Home Video, 2011. 

Peck, Raoul. I Am Not Your Negro. Magnolia Pictures, 2016. 

Ross, RaMell. Hale County This Morning, This Evening. Louverture Films, 2018. 

Swart, Cornelius. Priced Out. Collective Eye Films, 2016. 

Brunson, Quinta. Abbott Elementary. Seasons 1-2, “All Episodes.” Aired 2021 on ABC. 

Cerar, Marissa Jo. Women of the Movement. Season 1, “All Episodes.” Aired 2022 on ABC.

Chopra, Gotham. Shut Up and Dribble. Season 1, “All Episodes.” Aired 2018 on SHOWTIME. 

DuVernay, Ava. When They See Us. Season 1, “All Episodes.” Aired 2019 on Netflix.

Gates Jr., Henry Louis. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Season 1, “All Episodes.” Aired 2013 on PBS. 

Gates Jr., Henry Louis. Black America Since MLK: Still I Rise. Season 1, “All Episodes.” Aired 2016 on PBS. 

Hampton, Henry. Eyes on the Prize. Seasons 1-2, “All Episodes.” Aired 1987 on PBS.

Hawke, Ethan. The Good Lord Bird. Season 1, “All Episodes.” Aired 2020 on SHOWTIME.

LoGreco, Peter. We’re Here. Season 2, “Episode 4: Selma, Alabama.” Aired 2021 on HBO. 

McQueen, Steve. Small Axe. Season 1, “All Episodes.” Aired 2020 on Amazon Prime.  

Ray, Issa. Insecure. Seasons 1-5, “All Episodes.” Aired 2016 on HBO. 

Williams, Roger Ross. High on the Hog. Season 1, “All Episodes.” Aired 2021 on Netflix. 

Childress, Alice. Trouble in Mind. Greenwich Mews Theatre, 1955

Miranda, Lin-Manuel. Hamilton: An American Musical. Grand Central Publishing, 2016.

West, Cheryl L. Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer. Seattle Repertory Theatre. 2022.

Children of the Setting Sun. Ferndale Schools. Youtube, 2020.

DiAngelo, Dr. Robin. Dr. Robin DiAngelo Discusses ‘White Fragility’. Youtube, 2018.  

Equal Justice Initiative. Slavery to Mass Incarceration. YouTube, 2015.

Lafayette College. Kimberlé Crenshaw Discusses Intersectional Feminism. Youtube, 2015. 

McGhee, Heather. Racism has a cost for everyone. TED Talk, 2019. 

McIntosh, Peggy. How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion. TEDxTimberland Schools, 2012. 

National LGBTQ Task Force. Black Feminism and the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith. Reina Gosset, Charlene Carruthers. Youtube, 2016. 

Stevenson, Bryan. We Need to Talk About an Injustice. TED Talk, 2012.

Vox Explained. Racial Wealth Gap. Netflix, 2020. 

Biewen, John. Seeing White. Scene on Radio, 2017. 

Brandt, Cindy Wong. Parenting Forward: Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wong BrandtParenting Forward, 2020. 

Crenshaw, Kimberlé. Intersectionality Matters! With Kimberlé Crenshaw. AAPF, 2019. 

Demby, Gene. Code Switch. NPR, 2016.

Drew, Chevon & Elyass, Hiba. Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast. Race Forward, 2019. 

Grace, Andrew Beck, White Lies. NPR, 2019. 

Holmes, Anna, Our National Conversations About Conversations About Race. Panoply, 2015. 

Joffe-Walt, Channa. Nice White Parents. New York Times, 2020. 

Jones, Nikole Hannah. 1619. New York Times, 2019.

Lewis, Sukey. On Our Watch. NPR, 2021.

McKesson, DeRay. Pod Save the People. Crooked Media. 2017. 

Morris, Wesley, and Wortham, Jenna. Still Processing. New York Times, 2016. 

Beyoncé. Lemonade. Parkwood Entertainment, 2016.

Beyoncé. Renaissance. Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records, 2022.

Lil Nas X. Montero. Sony Music Entertainment, 2021. 

Sankofa Impact’s Spotify

Douglass, Frederick. What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Rochester, NY, 1852.

King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther. Our God is Marching On! Montgomery, AL, 1965.

King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther. Address at the Conclusion of the Selma To Montgomery March 1965Montgomery, AL, 1965. 

Barkley Brown, Elsa. Negotiating and Transforming the Public Sphere: African American Political Life in the Transition from Slavery to Freedom. University of Chicago, 1994.

Chang, Natalie, Henry, Clayton, and Maiolo, Marcelo. The Massacre of Black Wall Street. The Atlantic, 2019.

The Equity Collaborative. A Partial Timeline of Educational Oppression in the U.S.

King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther. Letter From Birmingham Jail. Birmingham, AL, 1963. 

Wright, Richard. The Ethics of Living Jim Crow. 1937. 

Combahee River Collective. The Combahee River Collective Statement. Combahee River Collective, 1977.