Black Lives Matter Resource List

Black Lives Matter Resource List

June 3, 2020
So many of us have spent the last few days wondering what role we’re meant to play as Black Lives Matter protesters around the nation fight against injustice and for a better future.
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n our conversations as a staff this week, we became focused on three actions that we can all take as individuals and within our affiliated organizations to galvanize long overdue change: educate, engage, and support. Here are some resources that we compiled to share with you:
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  1. Educate: A list of plays, books, articles, podcasts, and other media that we can all use to become better allies and anti-racist activists.
  2. Engage: A list of events, petitions, and voting rights efforts that need as much of our community behind them as possible.
  3. Support: A list of anti-racist organizations in our city and beyond that would benefit from your financial support and effort.

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SUPPORT

ENGAGE

EDUCATE

EXPLAINERS

The Broken Policing System (Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj)
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Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives (Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, and Charlene Carruthers)
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ARTICLES

from The Boston Globe
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by Alvin Chang, Vox
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by the Combahee River Collective
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by Jane Coaston, Vox
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Developed by Craig Elliott, PhD
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by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic
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by Courtney Martin
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from The New York Times
From Northwestern – The Family Institute
from Pepperdine
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from Pretty Good
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by Frank Leon Roberts, American Civil Liberties Union
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The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying
by Adam Serwer, The Atlantic
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by Adrienne Shih
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PLAYS

by Aziza Barnes
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by Jocelyn Bioh
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by Eleanor Burgess
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by Jackie Sibblies Drury
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by Stephen Adly Guirgis
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by Jeremy O. Harris
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by Lorraine Hansberry
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A Strange Loop
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
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Created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special
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by Tarell Alvin McCraney
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by Tarell Alvin McCraney
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by Dominique Morisseau
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by Dominique Morisseau
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by Bruce Norris
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by Lynn Nottage
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by Antoinette Nwandu
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by Suzan-Lori Parks
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by Ntozake Shange
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by Anna Deavere Smith
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by August Wilson
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by August Wilson
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by Young Jean Lee

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NON-FICTION

by Michelle Alexander
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by Carol Anderson
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by Jenna Arnold
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by Jabari Asim
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by James Baldwin
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by Edward. E. Baptist
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by Grace Lee Boggs
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by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
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Edited by Christine Caldwell and Lucia Bennet Leighton
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by Sorora Chemaly
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by Dolly Chugh
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by Patricia Hill Collins
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by Dr. Brittany Cooper
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by Ben Crump
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by Angela Y. Davis
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by Matthew Desmond
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by Robin DiAngelo
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by Michael Eric Dyson
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by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
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by Reni Eddo-Lodge
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by Christopher Emdin
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by John Hope Franklin
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by Jennifer Harvey
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by Daniel Hill
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by Marc Lamont Hill
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by bell hooks
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by bell hooks
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by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris
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by Debby Irving
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by Robert Jenson
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by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand
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by Ira Katznelson
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by Mikki Kendall
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by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
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By Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
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By Nia King
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by James W. Loewen
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By Audre Lorde
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by Wesley Lowery
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By Danielle L. McGuire
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by Jonathan M. Metzl
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by Cherríe Moraga
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by Monique W. Morris
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Edited by Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer
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By Toni Morrison
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by Khalid Gibran Muhammad
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by Ijeoma Oluo
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By Nell Irvin Painter
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by Darryl Pinckney
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by Dorothy Roberts
By Richard Rothstein
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by Layla F. Saad
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By Sarah Schulman
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by Zadie Smith
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By C. Riley Snorton
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by Ronald Takaki
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By Beverly Daniel Tatum
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By Shelly Tochluk
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By Jim Wallis
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by Andres Walker
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by Colson Whitehead
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by Isabel Wilkerson
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by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and William Barber II
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by Howard Zinn

 

FICTION

by Chinua Achebe
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by Brit Bennett
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by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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by Tayari Jones
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by Nella Larsen
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by Paul Mendez
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by Toni Morrison
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by Toni Morrison
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by Toni Morrison
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by Toni Morrison
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by Angie Thomas
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by Alice Walker
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by Richard Wright
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MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors
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by Shirley Chisholm
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by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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by Frederick Douglass
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by Kiese Laymon
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by Janet Mock
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By Trevor Noah
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by Michelle Obama
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by Malcolm X, Alex Haley, et al.
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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

by Ashley Bryan
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by Grace Byers
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by Cozbi A. Cabrera
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by Marianne Celano, Ann Hazzard, Marietta Collins
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by Matthew A. Cherry
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by Bobbi Jane Kates
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by Fran Manushkin
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by Ilyasah Shabazz
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by Duncan Tonatiuh
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by Carole Boston Weatherford
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by Carole Boston Weatherford

MOVIES/TV SHOWS

The 13th (Netflix)
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American Son (Netflix)
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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (PBS)
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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (PBS)
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Blindspotting (Rent)
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Clemency (Rent)
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Dear White People (Netflix)
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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)
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Do The Right Thing (Movie)
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Fruitvale Station (Tubi)
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Get Out (Rent)
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The Hate U Give (Hulu)
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I Am Not Your Negro (Rent)
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If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
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King in the Wilderness (HBO)
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Loving (Hulu)
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Moonlight (Netflix)
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Mudbound (Movie)
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The Murder of Fred Hampton (Rent)
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Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (PBS)
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Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story (Free from Paramount)
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See You Yesterday (Netflix)
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Selma (Rent)
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Teach Us All (Netflix)
Time: The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix)
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Us (Hulu)
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When They See Us (Netflix)
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Whose Streets? (Hulu)

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