From various sources and contributors, assembled by Lynn Ditchfield and Shari Geistfeld for MVDC Education Committee – special thanks to A Long Talk

Alexander, Michelle (2010, 2012, 2020) The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness and 1/17/20 Ten Years After The New Jim Crow

Baldwin, James – all

Benson, Tracey A. & Sarah E. Fiarman (2019) Unconscious Bias in Schools: A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism

Billings, David (2016) Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in the United States

Brown, Vincent (2020) Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War

Cohen, Cathy J. Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics

Davis, Angela, (2016) Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

DiAngelo, Robin (2018) White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Gaines, Ernest (1993) A Lesson Before Dying

Gates, Henry Louis Jr. (2019) Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and The Rise of Jim Crow

Glaude, Eddie S. (2020) Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own; (2017) Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul; (2008) In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

Grandin, Greg, (2020) The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America

Kendi, Ibram X. & Lukashevsky, Ashley (2020) Antiracist Baby board book and hard copy. Interview with Kendi on the book 7/24/20: Teaching children to be antiracist

Kendi, Ibram X. (2019) How to Be an Antiracist; (2017) Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Dr. Kendi is the professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts & Sciences (as of June 11, 2020) who will establish the BU Center for Antiracist Research

King, Ruth (2018) Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the inside Out

Lopez, William D. (2020). Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid – relates police violence in Black communities and immigration violence in Latinx communities while sharing life stories.

Love, Bettina L. (2019) We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and The Pursuit Of Educational Freedom

Menakem, Resmaa (2017) My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Payne, Les & Payne, Tamara (2020) The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

Racism in America A Reader(2020) – free download pdf essays

Reynolds, Jason & Kendi, Ibram X. (2020) Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix (YA oriented) of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America; (2019) Reynolds YA novel – Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta (2019) Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Washington, Harriet A. (2006) Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to Present

Wilkerson, Isabel (2020) Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents; Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of American’s Great Migration (2011)

Black authors to read (Trevor Noah list): Ibram X Kendi & Jason Reynolds, Bakari Sellers, Eve Ewing, D.L. Hughley, Mikki Kendall, Mary Frances Berry, DeRay McKesson, Wesley Lowery, Tressie McMillan Cottom, and Ta-Nehisi Coates