Further Resources

Further Resources: (IN PROGRESS)


Janet Mock, Redefining Realness
Roxane Gay, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Jackie Robinson: I Never Had It Made
Lauret Savoy, Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape


Toni Tipton-Martin, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks
Michael Twitty, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Jessica Harris, High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America
Psyche Williams-Forson, Building Houses Out Of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, & Power
Erika Council, Southern Souffle (http://www.southernsouffle.com/)
Southern Foodways Alliance (https://www.southernfoodways.org/)

More Drama:

Lydia Diamond, Stick Fly, The Bluest Eye
George C. Wolfe, The Colored Museum

Further Films:

Just Mercy available for free on a variety of streaming services
Going to seem a bit unusual but the recent HBO Watchmen series (10 episodes) – [to go with this Tim Madigan, The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921  – Finch]
The Prison in 12 Landscapes
Within Our Gates (Oscar Micheaux, 1920)
Black is… Black Ain’t (Marlon Riggs, 1994)
The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1996)
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler, 2013)
Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018)

Middle-Grade and Young Adult Books

Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, not Buddy (1999)
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, All American Boys (2015)
Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, Rad American Women, A-Z (2015)
Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976)
Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together (2017)


Jordan T. Camp, Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State
David Correia and Tyler Wall, Police: A Field Guide
Nick Estes, Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance
Ruth Wilson Gilmore and James Kilgore, “The Case for Abolition” (https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/06/19/the-case-for-abolition)
Robert Gooding-Williams, ed., Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising 1st Edition
Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women and Queer Radicals
Jose Martin, “Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody’s Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World”
Vicky Osterwei, “In Defense of Looting” (https://thenewinquiry.com/in-defense-of-looting/)
Stuart Schrader, Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing
Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
Nikhil Pal Singh, Race and America’s Long War
Keeanga-Yamatta Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Alex Vitale, The End of Policing
Jared Sexton, Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing
Remi Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Alex S. Vitale, The End of Policing
Claudia Rankine, The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind
How We Get Free:  Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (Edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor)
Hilary Moore and James Tracy, No Fascist USA!
Emily Bernard, Black is the Body. Stories from my Grandmother’s time, my Mother’s time and Mine
Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk about Race
Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. 

Novels and short fiction

Toni Cade Bambara, esp. Gorilla My Love
Langston Hughes, esp. Not Without Laughter and The Ways of White Folks
Nella Larsen, Passing
Jamaica Kincaid, The Autobiography of My Mother
Kiese Laymon, Long Division (2013)
Jean Toomer, Cane
Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing
Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo
Gayl Jones, Corregidora and White Rat
Helen Elaine Lee, The Serpent’s Gift and “Blood Knot”

Picture Books

Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade, We are Water Protectors (2020)
Mélina Mangal and Luisa Uribe, The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just (2018)
Carole Boston Weatherford and Eric Velasquez, Schomberg: The Man who Built a Library (2017)
Social Justice Books for Children (https://socialjusticebooks.org/)


Justice in America Episode 20: Mariam Kaba and Prison Abolition: (https://theappeal.org/justice-in-america-episode-20-mariame-kaba-and-prison-abolition/)
Rustbelt Abolition Radio, “Survival Pending Abolition” (https://rustbeltradio.org/2020/04/14/ep35/)
Longtime abolitionists, thinkers, writers, militants: Amanda Alexander (Detroit Justice Center), Kim Wilson (Beyond Prisons) and Ruth Wilson Gilmore speak with us in this hour-long episode about abolitionist struggle in this moment of pandemia and social crisis.

More Poets:

Melvin Dixon
Sonia Sanchez
Kevin Young