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Understanding Difference

Suggested resources to help you see the world from perspectives different from your own and "bring... you into conversation with people different from those with whom you normally associate.”

I Thought I Was White Until I Learned My Mother’s Secret. The Census Helped Me Tell My Family Story.  [Washington Post: Lifestyle]

Inspirational Black Women in History [PBS]

Into America [Podcast] [MSNBC: Trymaine Lee]

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City (Andrea Elliott)   HV4506 .N6 E45 2021   View Online    Amazon

Keynote: 1619 to 2021: A Black Journalist Turns the Light of Truth on the History of American Race  [Nikole Hannah-Jones with Dr. Stacey Patton: 2021 DLF Forum at CLIR]  Duration: 15:30  

The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Boundaries of Law, Politics, and Religion  (Lewis V. Baldwin)  E185.97 .K5 L35 2002     Amazon

Mary McLeod Bethune: Building a Better World: Essays and Selected Documents (Edited by Audrey Thomas McCluskey and Elaine M. Smith.)  E185.97 .B34 A25 1999  Access Online  Amazon   The first Black American to be represented with a state statue in the National Statuary Hall, replacing a statue honoring one of the last Confederate generals to surrender.

Miss Juneteenth      Amazon Prime  Duration: 1h:35   

MLK/FBI  (2020 film)   Access Online    IMDb   Duration: 1h:44

My Life and an Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin  (edited by John Hope Franklin and John Whittington Franklin)  Ivy By Request  KF373 .F745 A3 1997  Amazon  

My Monticello (Jocelyn Nicole Johnson)      PS3610 .O35648 M9 2021   Amazon

Open Educational Resources: Saginaw Valley State University [Subject Guides for Social Justice] 

Passing  (Nella Larsen)  Access Online    PS3523 .A7225 P37 2000    See the film on Netflix  Duration: 1h:39

Pride   VIDEO .DVD12748  IMDb  Amazon Prime   Duration: 1h:48

The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution  (Robert D. Bullard) Read Via HathiTrust

Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era  (Ashley Farmer)  HQ1161 .F37 2017  Access Online  Amazon

Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads  (Al Sharpton)    E912 .S54 2020       Amazon

A Segregation Wall Has Stood In Detroit For 80 Years. Residents Don't Want it Taken Down.   Duration: 9:35  

In 1941, a developer in Detroit built the Birwood Wall, a barrier meant to separate Black residents from white residents. Eighty years later, it’s now believed to be one of the last physical relics of segregation in the North, and it is leaving behind a legacy much larger than its original intent.

Sing Out/March On  Duration: 4:48

Southlake [Podcast]

Surviving the Tulsa Race Massacre: Voices of Resistance Then and Now      Duration: 1:15:11

The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story      IMDb      Duration:  1h:20  

Tulsa Historical Society and Museum   Documents from the 1921 Race Massacre  

Tulsa Race Riot: A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Race Riot of 1921    Amazon

Tulsa, 1921: Reporting a Massacre  (Randy Krehbiel)  F704 .T92 K74 2019  

UVA and the History of Race 

The Voice of Langston Hughes  (Langston Hughes, Faith Berry, and Yusef Jones)  Library Catalog (Alexander Street)

Why is Critical Race Theory the New Right-wing Bogeyman?  [Bold Dominion Podcast]  Duration: 29:31

Why We Can’t Wait (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)   E185.61 .K54 2018  Access Online

You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays (Zora Neale Hurston)   PS3515 .U789 Y68 2022  Amazon 

You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South  (Stephanie Deutsch)  LC2802 .S9 D48 2011  Amazon