TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever Resources

TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever Resources

January 30, 2021

In under two hours, TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever explores a dizzying amount of American history and intersections between race, gender, class, and sexuality. While we at SpeakEasy pride ourselves on our productions sparking conversations, theatre can only be the beginning. Here are some additional resources for bringing the conversation of TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever further into your life. 

On Our Founding Fathers and The Legacy of American Slavery

Danielle, Britni. “Sally Hemings wasn’t Thomas Jefferson’s mistress. She was his property. The Washington Post, 7 Jul. 2017.

Hannah-Jones, Nikole. “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true. The New York Times, 14 Aug. 2019.

Jones, Ashley M. “What It Means To Say Sally Hemings.”  Magic City Gospel, Hub City Press, 2017.

Karp, Matt. “What They Didn’t Teach You About the Civil War. Gravel Institute, 15 Oct. 2020.

Loewen, James W.Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.New Press, 2018.

Romano, Renee C., et al. Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging
America’s Past.
Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Shuster, Kate. “Teaching Hard History. Southern Poverty Law Center, 31 Jan. 2018.

Washington, Harriet A. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. Anchor Books, 2008.

Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States. Harper Perennial, 1980.

On The Intersection of Race and Gender

Cherry, Myisha. “Black Feminism Is For Everybody.” Womankind Magazine, 6 Jun. 2020.

Collins, Patricia Hill. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of
Empowerment
. Routledge, 2008.

Combahee River Collective. “The Combahee River Collective Statement.” 1997.

Forestiere, Annamarie. “America’s War on Black Trans Women.Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, 23 Sep. 2020.

hooks, bell. Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism. South End Press, 1981.

McMillan Cottom, Tressie.Thick: And Other Essays. The New Press, 2019.

Paz, Isabella Grullón and Maggie Astor. “Black Trans Women Seek More Space in the Movement They Helped Start.The New York Times, 28 Jun. 2020.

Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. “Until Black Women Are Free, None of Us Will Be Free.The New Yorker, 20 Jul. 2020.

On White Privilege

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism without Racists: Colorblind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States. Beacon Press, 2018.

Fleming, Crystal Marie. How to Be Less Stupid about Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide. Beacon Press, 2019.

León, Felice. “How White Privilege Works.The Root, 15 Aug. 2018.

Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want To Talk About Race. Seal Press, 2019.

Ramsey, Franchesca. “Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry?MTV Decoded, 13 Jan. 2016.

On Race in Academia and Higher Education

Arday, Jason et al. Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Dizikes, Peter. “Straight talk about race in academia.” MIT News, 8 Dec. 2020.

McCluney, Courtney L., et al. “The Costs of Code-Switching.Harvard Business Review, 15 Nov. 2019.

Montañez, Amanda. “This Is What the Race Gap in Academia Looks Like.Scientific American,
19 Feb. 2018.

Morris, Monique W. Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. New Press, 2018.

Simien, Justin, director. Dear White People. Lionsgate, 2014. 

Tatum, Beverly Daniel. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Hachette Book Group, 2017.

On Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

The Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute. “HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive
Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
“UNCF, 14 Nov. 2017.

Harris, Adam. “Why America Needs Its HBCUs.” The Atlantic, 16 May 2019.

Kendi, Ibram X. “Flawed Attacks on the HBCU Idea.Diverse: Issues In Higher Ed, 18 Oct. 2010.

Legacy History Pride. “HBCU Marching Bands.

Lovett, Bobby L. America’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities: A Narrative History, 1837-2009. Mercer University Press, 2009.

Local & National Resources

BLACK LIVES MATTER BOSTON
Website: www.BlackLivesMatterBoston.org

BOSTON EDUCATION JUSTICE ASSOCIATION
Phone: Text BEJA to 69238
Website: www.BostonEdJustice.org

CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA
Address: 284 Amory Street, First Floor, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: (617) 934-5006
Website: www.clvu.org

COMMUNITY CHANGE, INC.
Address: 2 Oliver St Suite 802, Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 523-0555
Website: www.CommunityChangeInc.org

FACING HISTORY
Address: 16 Hurd Road, Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 232-1595
Website: www.FacingHistory.org

THE FRONT PORCH ARTS COLLECTIVE
Website: www.FrontPorchArts.org

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR BIPOC
Massachusetts General Hospital
Address: 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 726-2000
Website: www.MassGeneral.org 

THE POSSE FOUNDATION
Address: 45 Franklin St # 3, Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 523-4478
Website: www.PosseFoundation.org/sites/boston

RACIAL JUSTICE & HEALTH EQUITY
Boston Public Health Commission
Address: 1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 534-5395
Website: www.bphc.org

SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE (SURJ) BOSTON
Website: www.SURJBoston.org

VIOLENCE IN BOSTON, INC.
Phone: (617) 652-0151
Website: www.ViolenceInBoston.org

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