Black Lives Matter Resource List
- Educate: A list of plays, books, articles, podcasts, and other media that we can all use to become better allies and anti-racist activists.
- Engage: A list of events, petitions, and voting rights efforts that need as much of our community behind them as possible.
- Support: A list of anti-racist organizations in our city and beyond that would benefit from your financial support and effort.
ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATIONS IN BOSTON_______________
ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATIONS NATIONWIDE______
BLACK BUSINESSES IN BOSTON___
LOCAL EVENTS FOR JUSTICE____
PETITIONS____For a comprehensive list of petitions, check out this list as provided.__
EXPLAINERSThe Broken Policing System (Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj)_How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion (Peggy McIntosh/TEDx)_Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives (Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, and Charlene Carruthers)_5 Things You Should Know About Racism (MTV Decoded)_50 years of racism — why silence isn’t the answer (James A. White Sr./TEDx)Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community (Sunshine Behavioral Health)
ARTICLESfrom The Boston Globe_by Alvin Chang, Vox_by the Combahee River Collective_by Jane Coaston, Vox_Developed by Craig Elliott, PhD_by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic_by Courtney Martin_from The New York Times_by Ijeoma Oluo, The Guardian_from PBS_from Pretty Good_by Frank Leon Roberts, American Civil Liberties Union_The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dyingby Adam Serwer, The Atlantic_by Adrienne Shih_
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
PLAYSby Aziza Barnes_by Jocelyn Bioh_by Eleanor Burgess_by Jackie Sibblies Drury_by Stephen Adly Guirgis_by Jeremy O. Harris_by Lorraine Hansberry_A Strange LoopBook, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson_Branden Jacobs-Jenkins_Created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special_by Tarell Alvin McCraney_by Tarell Alvin McCraney_by Dominique Morisseau_by Dominique Morisseau_by Bruce Norris_by Lynn Nottage_by Antoinette Nwandu_by Suzan-Lori Parks_by Ntozake Shange_by Anna Deavere Smith_by August Wilson_by August Wilson_by Young Jean Lee
NON-FICTIONby Michelle Alexander_by Carol Anderson_Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlinesby Jenna Arnold_by Jabari Asim_by James Baldwin_by Edward. E. Baptist_by Grace Lee Boggs_by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva_Edited by Christine Caldwell and Lucia Bennet Leighton_by Sorora Chemaly_by Dolly Chugh_by Patricia Hill Collins_by Dr. Brittany Cooper_by Ben Crump_by Angela Y. Davis_by Matthew Desmond_by Robin DiAngelo_by Michael Eric Dyson_by Jennifer L. Eberhardt_by Reni Eddo-Lodge_For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Educationby Christopher Emdin_by John Hope Franklin_by Jennifer Harvey_by Daniel Hill_by Marc Lamont Hill_by bell hooks_by bell hooks_The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcementby Matthew Horace and Ron Harris_by Debby Irving_by Robert Jenson_by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand_When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century Americaby Ira Katznelson_by Mikki Kendall_by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi_By Dr. Ibram X. Kendi_By Nia King_by James W. Loewen_By Audre Lorde_by Wesley Lowery_At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black PowerBy Danielle L. McGuire_by Jonathan M. Metzl_by Cherríe Moraga_by Monique W. Morris_The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White IdentityEdited by Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer_By Toni Morrison_by Khalid Gibran Muhammad_by Ijeoma Oluo_By Nell Irvin Painter_by Darryl Pinckney_by Dorothy RobertsBy Richard Rothstein_by Layla F. Saad_By Sarah Schulman_by Zadie Smith_By C. Riley Snorton_by Ronald Takaki_By Beverly Daniel Tatum_By Shelly Tochluk_By Jim Wallis_by Andres Walker_by Colson Whitehead_by Isabel Wilkerson_by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and William Barber II_by Howard Zinn
FICTIONby Chinua Achebe_by Brit Bennett_by Ta-Nehisi Coates_by Tayari Jones_by Nella Larsen_by Paul Mendez_by Toni Morrison_by Toni Morrison_by Toni Morrison_by Toni Morrison_by Angie Thomas_by Alice Walker__by Richard Wright_
MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHYby Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors_by Shirley Chisholm_by Ta-Nehisi Coates_by Frederick Douglass_by Kiese Laymon_by Janet Mock_By Trevor Noah_by Michelle Obama_by Malcolm X, Alex Haley, et al._
CHILDREN’S BOOKSby Ashley Bryan_by Grace Byers_by Cozbi A. Cabrera_by Marianne Celano, Ann Hazzard, Marietta Collins_by Matthew A. Cherry_by Bobbi Jane Kates_by Fran Manushkin_by Ilyasah Shabazz_by Duncan Tonatiuh_by Carole Boston Weatherford_by Carole Boston Weatherford
MOVIES/TV SHOWSThe 13th (Netflix)_American Son (Netflix)_The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (PBS)_The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (PBS)_Blindspotting (Rent)_Clemency (Rent)_Dear White People (Netflix)_The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)_Do The Right Thing (Movie)_Fruitvale Station (Tubi)_Get Out (Rent)_The Hate U Give (Hulu)_I Am Not Your Negro (Rent)_If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)_Just Mercy (Free from Warner Brothers)_King in the Wilderness (HBO)_Loving (Hulu)_Moonlight (Netflix)_Mudbound (Movie)_The Murder of Fred Hampton (Rent)_Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (PBS)_Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story (Free from Paramount)_See You Yesterday (Netflix)_Selma (Rent)_Teach Us All (Netflix)Time: The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix)_Us (Hulu)_When They See Us (Netflix)_Whose Streets? (Hulu)