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Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family

Mehrsa Baradaran, The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap (2019)

Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (2009)

Dorothy A. Brown, The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans – And How We Can Fix It (2021)

Ta Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (2015)

William Darity, Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century (2020)

Joy DeGruy, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

Eddie Glaude Jr., Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Debby Irving, Waking Up White, And Finding Myself in the Story of Race 

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project (New York Times Magazine Interactive Version) | The 1619 Project Books

Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an AntiRacist

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (2017)

Ibram X. Kendi, Four Hundred Souls (2021)

Meizhu Lui, Barbara Robles, Betsy Leondar-Wright, Rose Brewer, & Rebecca Adamson, The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide (2006)

David Madden, The Constitution and American Racism: Setting a Course for Lasting Injustice

Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together (2021)

Jonathan Metzl, Dying of Whiteness

Latasha Morrison, Be The Bridge

Vann R. Newkirk, Lynching in North Carolina: A History, 1865-1941 (2014)

Melvin Oliver & Thomas Shapiro, Black Wealth, White Wealth

Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race (2018)

George Packer, Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal  

Scott Peck, MD, A Different Drum

Scott Peck, MD, A World Waiting to be Born

Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law – great resource on redlining

Layla Saad, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (2020)

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America (2017)

Clint Smith, How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America (2021)

Dr. Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited

Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance (2nd ed. 2021)

Jim Wallis, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson, Warmth of Another Sun: An Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Music Videos

Meditation Music – Velvet Asity

The Wanting Memories A Celebration of Ysaye Barnwell

The Power in Vocal Communities – Ysaye Barnwell TEDxBeaconStreet

Revolution #1 – The Beatles

Wake Up Everybody – Mary J. Blige and multiple artists

People Get Ready – Eva Cassidy

You’ve Changed  – Eva Cassidy

The Genius of Soul (documentary) Ray Charles

Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye – Leonard Cohen and Judy Collins

Suzanne – Leonard Cohen

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Wembley Stadium, London, 1974

Rise Up – Andra Day

Roberta Flack In ConcertWith The Edmonton Symphony 1975 (Live)

Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin at the White House

I Dreamed a Dream  – Aretha Franklin

RESPECT – Jennifer Hudson – Aretha Franklin Live

Interview and Music with George Harrison and Ravi Shankar

A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harum, 1967

A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harum, live in Denmark 2006

Dionne Warwick Medley – Whitney Houston

Listen To The Music – Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers and various artists

You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King and Willie Nelson

Gladys Knight – Greatest Hits

Help Me Make It Through The Night – Gladys Knight

In performance at the White House – Gladys Knight June 17, 1997

Lifetime Achievement Performance – Gladys Knight, 2005

Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight Live at The Kennedy Center

Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips

Neither One of Us – Gladys Knight & the Pips

Neither One of Us – Gladys Knight 2019

The Way We Were  – Gladys Knight

The Way We Were – Gladys Knight

The Way We Were – Gladys Knight (1974)

You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me – Gladys Knight & the Pips

Sisters in the Name of Love (1986) – Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick – 17:34 – I Will Survive by Gladys Knight

Bridge Over Troubled Waters  – John Legend

Imagine – John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Lift Every Voice and Sing – Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Pata Pata – Miriam Makeba (1967)

A Song for You – Frank McComb Sings Donny Hathaway

Heart to Heart, This Is It, What a Fool Believes live 2017 – Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins

The President Sang Amazing Grace – Meklit and the Kronos Quartet

Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

Ain’t it Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson

Stardust – Willie Nelson 

You Were Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson

A Song for You – Willie Nelson

A Song for You – Willie Nelson, Leon Russell and Ray Charles

Lift Every Voice and Sing (Obama’s Victory)

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris Trio Documentary

High Sierra – Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmy Lou Harris

John Prine: The Gulfport Years 2005-2020) (2nd Directors Cut) 

John Prine and the Lost Dogs ACL 1996 

Far From Me – by John Prine

Hello In There – by John Prine

House of Strombo – John Prine

In Spite of Ourselves – John Prine and Iris DeMent

Souvenirs – John Prine and John Goodman

I Can’t Make You Love Me If You Don’t – Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Hornsby

Tell It Like It Is – Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, and Greg Allman

Concierto de Aranjuez – Joaquin Rodrigo II – Pablo Sainz-Villegas, Spanish Guitar

We Are The World – Diana Ross and Multiple Artists

I Wanna Know What Love Is – Diana Ross & Patti Labelle – (Live @Apollo Theatre 1985)

Smokey Robinson Tribute – Diana Ross and Luther Vandross

A Song for You – Leon Russell

Who’ll Pay Reparations On My Soul?Gil Scott-Heron

Both Sides Now – Seal

Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone

Revolutions 1 and 2 – Nina Simone

When Will We Be Paid – The Staple Singers

Chris Stapleton at CMT Artists of the Year 

How Can I Tell You (Live, 1971) – Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Morning Has Broken  – Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens (Live Performance)

Viña Del Mar Festival, Chile 2015 (Full Concert) – Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Sweet Honey in the Rock – 39:52

Ella’s Song (We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest) – Sweet Honey in the Rock

When I Die – Sweet Honey In The Rock

Sweet Honey in The Rock at the Kennedy Center

I Remember, I Believe – Sweet Honey in The Rock at Carpenter Center

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations

I Wish It Would Rain – The Temptations

The Temptations – LIVE In Paris 1973

This Train (is bound for Glory) – Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Bregottlåten & Road to Westfield – NimbleFingers 2017 – Molly Tuttle and Allison de Groot

Pandemic – words by Rev. Lynn Ungar

Power of Love – Luther Vandross

A House is Not a Home – Luther Vandross

Superstar (Until You Come Back to Me) – Luther Vandross 5:43

Superstar (Until You Come Back to Me) – Luther Vandross 9:22

That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight

Lift Every Voice and Sing – Deniece Williams and Al Green

For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder

Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder 

You Are the Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder in London 1989 COMPLETE

Superstitious – Stevie Wonder and Prince

Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder and Multiple Artists

Lift Every Voice and Sing – AMANA AME Zion Church


Big Sing – An Interview with Ysaye Barnwell

Laverne Cox Talks about Intersectionality at Harvard (Video clips) (March 11, 2014)

William Darity and Kristen Mullen – “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century,” CIP/EUAR Community Roundtable Forum, Nov. 11, 2020. REPLAY RECORDING (55 min.).​

Ava DuVernay, 13th, Documentary (1 hr. 40 min.)

Devon Ervin – Waking up to Racism (July, 2021)

Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank – “Complicity: How the North Profited from Slavery” – Lecture by the authors sponsored by the GBH Forum Network (April 28, 2014) – REPLAY ​(1 hr. 20 min.)

Megan Ming Francis – Let’s get to the root of racial injustice, TEDTalks (March 21, 2016)

Prof. Eddie Glaude – Becoming a Multiracial Democracy

Amanda Gorman – Inaugural poet delivers a poem at Biden’s inauguration

Hair Love, Oscar® – Winning Short Film (Full), Sony Pictures Animation, YouTube (Dec. 5, 2019)

Bell Hooks Interview with John Sigenthaler (1999)

David Jones video – How Can We Win – with Kimberly Jones

Van Jones – Bridging the Divides that Separate Us

Van Jones speech –  Rebuild the Dream

Cierra Kaler-Jones and Clint Smith – “How the Word is Passed“: Clint Smith in Conversation with People’s History Educators

Urban Consulate Confidential: Dasjon Jordan & Orlando P. Bailey

Ira Katznelson on the American Racial Divide (1 hr. 23 min.)

Ibram Kendi and Clint Smith – Clint Smith in Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi at Live Talks Los Angeles

Verna Myers, How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them, TED Talk (video)

Trevor Noah on the Backlash to Rishi Sunak

PBS – Slavery By Another Name, PBS Documentary (1 hr. 30 min.)

Christian Picciolini – My Descent Into America’s Neo-Nazi Movement & How I Got Out – TEDxMileHigh

Bryan Stevenson ’85, “We can’t recover from this history until we deal with it.” legacy of slavery and the vision for creating the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum, Harvard Law School YouTube (Jan 30, 2019)

D-L Stewart, Black Trans* Lives Matter (TEDxTalks) (April 22, 2019)

Phil Vischer – Race in America – Part 1

Phil Vischer  Race in America – Part 2  (4 Big Questions)

Justin Michael Williams – Day 26: Authentic Activism Meditation

Justin Michael Williams – Ending Racism:  How to Change the World in One Generation

Articles and Podcasts

Akbar, Amna A., An Abolitionist Horizon for (Police) Reform (August 10, 2020). California Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 6, 2020, Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 560

Natasha S. Alford, Why Some Black Puerto Ricans Choose ‘White’ on the Census: The island has a long history of encouraging residents to identify as white, but there are growing efforts to raise awareness about racism, The New York Times (Feb. 9, 2020)

Karma Allen, More than 50% of homeless families are black, government report finds, ABCNews (Jan. 22, 2020)

John Biewen, Seeing White (14-part series podcast, 2017),  S2 E14: Transformation (44 minutes, 10 seconds)

John Biewen, Seeing White (14-part series podcast, 2017),  S2 E1: Turning the Lens (16 minutes, 30 seconds)

David Brooks, Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Conversations, November 19, 2020

Brene Brown and Ibram X. Kendi, Brene and Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist (June 3, 2020)

Danielle Cadet, Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They Are Okay – Chances Are They Are Not (May 2020)

Grace A. Chen, et al., Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Case for Reparations, The Atlantic (May 21, 2014)

Reparations – NPR Interview with Williams Darity, Jr. (June 2020)

William Darity and Kristen Mullen – The Arc of Justice: From Here to Equality Podcast Series

William Darity, Jr. PhD, Kristen Mullen “10 Things We Get Wrong About Reparations,” Portside (Reprint from Rolling Stone, June 20, 2021).

William Darity, “ECONOMIC VIEW: Why Reparations Are Needed to Close the Racial Wealth Gap,” ResearchGate (Sept. 2021).

William Darity, ​”What HR40 Gets Wrong and Why,” (Black Think Tank @ Duke University, June 10, 2012).

William Darity, “Testimony Before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,” Feb. 24, 2021

William Darity, and Kristen Mullen, “What is HR 40 – House of Representatives Bill 40 – And Why Does It Matter?”

Khaing Zaw, Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Anne E. Price, Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, “Women, Race and Wealth,” ResearchGate (Jan. 2017).

On Being: Krista Tippett Conversation with Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem (July 9, 2020)

Jolie A. Doggett, 4 Questions About Hair that Black Girls Are Tired of Answering, HuffPost (Feb. 14, 2020)

Leigh Donaldson, “When the media misrepresents black men, the effects are felt in the real world,” The Guardian (Aug. 12, 2015)

Thom El-Amin, Enkeshi, “Chocolate City Way Up South in Appalachia: Black Knoxville at the Intersection of Race, Place, and Region. ” PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2019.

Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake, and Thalia González, Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality

Media portrayals of black men contribute to police violence, Rutgers study says,” EurekAlert! Science News (Nov. 29, 2018)

Sam Dylan Finch, 9 Phrases Allies Can Say When Called Out Instead of Getting Defensive, Everyday Feminism (May 29, 2017)

Janice Gassam, Your Unconscious Bias Trainings Keep Failing Because You’re Not Addressing Systemic Bias (Forbes, Dec. 29, 2019)

Hannah Giorgis, Black Art is dangerous because it marries the personal and the political, The Guardian (Feb. 22, 2015)

Nikki Giovanni Interview with Krista Tippett (March 2016)

Adrienne Green, How Black Girls Aren’t Presumed to Be Innocent: A new study finds that adults view them as less child-like and less in need of protection than their white peers, The Atlantic (June 29, 2017)

Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald, “Iowa Tribe creates 444 acre national park on Nebraska-Kansas border” November 26, 2020

Nikole Hannah-Jones, America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One, The New York Times (Aug. 14, 2019)

Michael Harriott, How to Be a Better White Person in 2020, The Root (Jan 9, 2020)

Cheryl I. Harris, Whiteness As Property, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 106 No. 8 (June 1993)

Taylor Hom & Neil Shea – Unfinished: Deep South

K. Jemisin, How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? The Toxins of Speculative Fiction, and the Antidote that is Janelle Monae, Blog (Sept. 30, 2013)

George Johnson, White gay privilege exists all year, but it is particularly hurtful during Pride, NBC News (June 30, 2019)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Karyn LacyHow to Convince a White Realtor You’re Middle Class, The New York Times (Jan 21, 2020)

How to Not (Accidentally) Raise a Racist, Longest Shortest Time Podcast

Crysty Lytal, “The Complex Case for Reparations as H.R. 40 Advances” (USC Price School of Public Policy, June 18, 2021)

Heather McGhee on the Ezra Klein Show – What ‘Drained-Pool’ Politics Costs America

Peggy McIntosh, Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege

Allegra McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounding Justice, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1156-1239 (2015)

James McWilliams, Bryan Stevenson On What Well Meaning White People Need To Know About Race: An interview with Harvard University-trained public defense lawyer Bryan Stevenson on racial trauma, segregation, and listening to marginalized voices, Pacific Standard (updated Feb 18, 2019)

A Conversation between Resmaa Menakem and Pamela Ayo Yetunde

Jessica Moulite, Exclusive: Rep. Ayanna Pressley Reveals Beautiful Bald Head and Discusses Alopecia for the First Time, The Root (Jan. 16, 2020)

National Conference for Community and Justice – Colorism

Black Lives Matters and the anti-racist movement in France a moderated talk with Profs. Pap Ndiaye and Rashawn Ray. 

Pres. Obama Explains How We Went From “Yes We Can” to MAGA – an Ezra Klein Show podcast.

George Packer, How America Fractured Into Four Parts, The Atlantic (July/August 2021)

Rev. David Pettee and Susan Hutchison,Ghosts of the Masters: Descendants of Silaveholders Reckon with History

Thomas Rhiel, “All the Stops” a visualization of stop and frisk in Brooklyn 2012

Gregory Rodriguez, “Whiteness: An American Tragedy

Kristen Rogers, Dear anti-racist allies: Here’s how to respond to microaggressionsCNN

Richard Rothstein, The Making of Ferguson Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles, October 15, 2014

Matthew Rozsa, The Affluent are in Denial about their Class Privilege

Bryan Stevenson Interview – On Being

Reggie Ugwu, Lena Waitheʼs Art of Protest: The “Queen & Slim” writer on mixing art and politics, the key to collaboration and those infamous comments about Will Smith and Denzel Washington, The New York Times (Dec. 2, 2019)

Ali Vingiano, 63 Black Harvard Students Share Their Experiences In A Powerful Photo Project, BuzzFeed (March 3, 2014)

Katy Waldman, A Sociologist Examines The “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans From Confronting Racism, New Yorker (July 23, 2018)

Who is “Karen” and Why Does She Keep Calling the Police on Black Men?, On the Media (Podcast) (May 29, 2020)

Isabel Wilkerson talks with Krista Tippett (March 2023)

Scott Winship, Richard V. Reeves, and Katherine Guyot, The Inheritance of Black Poverty: It’s All About the Men, Brookings (March 22, 2018)


Websites, Organizations, Course Offerings

The Episcopal Church

Justin Michael Williams – 40 Days to Transformation

More To Life US

More to Life International

Sounds True – a resource of teachings for social change activists

Web Sites

The Bottom — Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin, a local sociologist studying race and place and Black communities, was inspired to build The Bottom after her research on Black Knoxville revealed resounding feelings of displacement and loss of space as dominant themes for participants.

Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D, Critical Racial and Social Justice EducationList of Resources

Project Implicit, Implicit Association Test (IAT), (This exercise requires navigating the sign-up for the tests, which includes answering a series of questions for the researchers, but it is recommended that everyone do at least these tests: RaceSkin Tone, and Weapons-Race. Also, everyone is encouraged to add these tests if you are able: Asian American, Native American, and Arab-Muslim.)

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.

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