BOOKS

Alexander, M. (2010)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
New York, NY: The New Press

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Berry, D. B. (2017)
The Price for Their Pound of Flesh
Boston, MA: Beacon Press

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Blackmon, D. (2009)
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
New York, NY: Anchor Press.

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Bonilla-Silva, E. (2017)
Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America (Fifth Edition)
New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield

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DeGruy, J. D. (2017)
Post-traumatic slave syndrome: America’s legacy of enduring injury and healing
Milwaukie, OR: Uptone Press.

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Delgado, R. & Stefancic, J. (2017)
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (Third Edition)
New York, NY: NYU Press

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Du Bois, W.E.B. (1903)
The Souls of Black Folk
Chicago, IL: A.C. McClurg & Co.

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Goldstone, L. (2005)
Dark Bargain-Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution
Coppell, TX

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Harding, R. (2015)
Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering
Durhamn, NC: Duke University Press

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Harding, V. (1981)
There Is A River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing

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Kendi, I. (2016)
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
New York, NY: Nation Books

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Lewis, D. L. (1994)
The Harlem Renaissance Reader
New York, NY: Viking Press

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Loewen, J. W. (2018)
Sundown Towns-A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
New York, NY: The New Press

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Morial, S. H. (2015)
Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment
Winston-Salem, NC. John F. Blair Publisher

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Oluo, I. (2018)
So You Want to Talk About Race
New York, NY: Basic Books

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Painter, N. I. (2010)
The History of White People
New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company

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Rankine, C. (2020)
Just Us: An American Conversation
Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press

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Rothstein, R. (2017)
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
New York, NY: Liveright Publishing Corporation

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Stevenson, B. (2014)
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
New York, NY: Spiegel & Grau

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Sublette N. & Sublette C. (2017)
The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry
Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press

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Wells-Barnett, I.B. (2018)
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
Alpha Editions

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Wilkerson, I. (2020)
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
New York, NY: Random House

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Allen, R. (2018)
Cute and Curly
Aurora, CO: Love Being Black Books

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Allen, R. (2018)
Stylish and Straight
Aurora, CO: Love Being Black Books

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Various Authors
Best Multicultural Books for Children (422 Books)
Goodreads. Retrieved from here

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Coleman, V. (1996)
White socks Only
Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman & Company

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Grindell, S. (2020)
16 anti-racism books for young children
INSIDER. Retrieved from here

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Various Authors
BOOKS ABOUT EVERYONE • FOR EVERYONE
Lee & Low Books. Retrieved from here

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Memory, J. (2019)
A Kids Book About Racism
Portland, OR: A Kids Book About, Inc.

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Miller, S. (2018)
Don’t Touch My Hair!
New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company

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Various Authors
Various Books
Raising Race Conscious Children. Retrieved from here

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Rodriguez Thompson, S. (2020)
20 Latinx Children’s Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf
HIPLATINA. Retrieved from here

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Shelf Medearis, A. (2000)
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story
Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman & Company

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Smith-Garcia, D. (2020)
19 Awesome Children’s Books Where Black Characters Take the Lead
Healthline: Parenthood. Retrieved from here

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Various Authors
Social Justice Books: A Teaching for Change Project
Social Justice Books. Retrieved from here

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FILMS

Averick, S., Barish, H., & DuVernay, A. (Producers), & DuVernay, A. (Director) (2016)
13th
USA: Kandoo Films

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Brown, E., Le, A., Lebedev, J., Lopez, A., Simien, J., & Waithe, L. (Producers), & Simien, J. (Director) (2014)
Dear White People
USA: Code Red Films, Duly Noted & Homegrown Pictures

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Colson, C., Gardner, D., Kleiner, J., & Winfrey, O. (Producers), & DuVernay, A. (Director) (2014)
Selma
Plan B Entertainment, Harpo Productions, Pathé, Cloud Eight Films, Ingenious Media

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Grellety, R., Peck, H., & Peck, R. (Producers), & Peck, R. (Director) (2016)
I Am Not Your Negro
USA: Velvet Film, Artemis Productions & Close Up Films.

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Netter, G. (Producer), & Cretton, D. D. (Director). (2019)
Just Mercy
USA: Endeavor Content, One Community, Participant Media, Macro Media, Gil Netter Productions & Outlier Society

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VIDEOS

Blackside (1987) Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement

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JCHS Film (2019) Monticello Crossroads

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KingCountyTV (2017) History of Racism in America, Part II

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Nelson, S (2020) Miles Davis: The Birth of Cool

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Tyler, N. M. TEDxMileHigh (2019) What if white people led the charge to end racism?

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Vischer, P. Holy Post (2020) Race in America

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ARTICLES

Diavolo, L. (2020)
Black Lives Matter Protests Are Inspiring New Laws and Changing the Way People Think About Police
Teen Vogue. Retrieved from here

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Eligon, J. (2020)
A Debate Over Identity and Race Asks, Are African-Americans ‘Black’ or ‘black’?
The New York Times. Retrieved from here

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Hutcherson, L. L. (2017)
My white friend asked me to explain white privilege, so I decided to be honest
OpenDemocracy. Retrieved from here

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Martin, C. (2018)
Why Are White People So Bad At Talking About Race?
BRIGHT Magazine. Retrieved from here

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Ricciardi, T., & Sebastian, M. (2020)
PS board members seek removal of Denver police officers from schools by 2021
The Denver Post. Retrieved from here

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PODCASTS

National Public Radio (2016)
Code Switch
NPR Retrieved from here

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Serial (2020)
Nice White Parents
New York Times Retrieved from here

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The New York Times (2020)
1619
New York Times Retrieved from here

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Wonder Media Network (2020)
White Picket Fence
Wonder Media Network Retrieved from here

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ORGANIZATIONS

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Talking About Race

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Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. As a research division of The New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center features diverse programming and collections spanning over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global black history, arts, and culture.

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“The Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List”

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EXHIBITS

History Colorado
Cafecitos (2020): History Colorado is delighted to announce an inventive and special series of “Cafecitos” to welcome our newest exhibit Hecho en Colorado. Join us on one of these carefully curated intimate tours for groups of ten or fewer on Friday mornings. Meet us in our lobby for some coffee and socialization and then experience a guided tour by the founder of the Latino Cultural Arts Center and exhibit curator, Adrianna Abarca. The brand new exhibit will feature art from Chicano, Mexican, and Native artists from across the state. Cafecitos are ideal for community, family and small groups seeking intimate ways to learn and share experiences together. Singles are welcome to sign-up as well and join on one of these tours.

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