Recommended Resources

 

Updated February 2019 

Video clips

Post Traumatic Slave Disorder

Dr. Joy DeGruy

Looking at the psychology, sociology and physiology of how trauma is passed down as well as the pathology that permits the trauma of racism to perpetuate today.

Epigenetics: Why Inheritance is Weirder Than we Thought

A summary of epigenetics and how trauma can be genetically passed down.

Epigenetics: Why Inheritance is Weirder Than we Thought

A summary of epigenetics and how trauma can be genetically passed down.

Epigenetics TEDx OU

Courtney Griffins

The science behind trauma being passed down genetically.

The Danger Of A Single Story

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

The Danger Of A Single Story

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

Putting Racism On The Table:

White Privilege

Dr. Robin DiAngelo

2016 Presentation

Also available – 2018 Presentation:

https://www.puttingracismonthetable.org/whiteprivilege2018

Putting Racism On The Table:

Implicit Bias

Julie Nelson

Implicit biases are those biases that people are usually unaware of and that operate at the subconscious level. Nelson highlights the ways in which bias and racism play out at the individual, institutional, and structural levels. 

Putting Racism On The Table:

Implicit Bias

Julie Nelson

Implicit biases are those biases that people are usually unaware of and that operate at the subconscious level. Nelson highlights the ways in which bias and racism play out at the individual, institutional, and structural levels. 

Roland Martin And Amy Holmes Talk w/ Megyn Kelly About Blackface

Following Megyn Kelly’s apology for her comment on her show about wearing blackface, Megyn is joined by PBS’ “In Principle” co-host Amy Holmes and Roland Martin of the digital show “Roland Martin Unfiltered” for a discussion about race in America.

 

US Medical System & Roots Of Slavery

VOX YouTube Channel

How the overlooked history of slavery and racism has impacted and shaped the US medical practice. 

Video Update: This video is almost 2 years old. Since it was created, the statue of Marion Sims has been removed from Central Park, also, there have been new pain management guidelines that are slowly showing an impact in the medical field.

US Medical System & Roots Of Slavery

VOX YouTube Channel

How the overlooked history of slavery and racism has impacted and shaped the US medical practice. 

Video Update: This video is almost 2 years old. Since it was created, the statue of Marion Sims has been removed from Central Park, also, there have been new pain management guidelines that are slowly showing an impact in the medical field.

Wintley Phipps History Of Amazing Grace

“Official video for “Amazing Grace [Live]” feat. Wintley Phipps

BOOKS  (Select the image for a link to purchase)

12 Years A Slave

Solomon Northup (Autobiography)

The Dream King

Will Ford & Matt Lockett

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (Autobiography)

White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White

Daniel Hill

Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America

Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith

Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Documentaries / TV Shows / Mini Series

Roots (2016)

The eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.

www.history.com/shows/roots

The Book of Negroes (2015)

In this “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heart-stopping” (Washington Post) work, Aminata Diallo, one of the strongest women characters in contemporary fiction, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada after the Revolutionary War, she escapes to attempt a new life in freedom.

Watch: www.amazon.com/The-Book-of-Negroes/dp/B00TKRS0TC

Purchase: www.amazon.com/Book-Negroes-Season-Aunjanue-Ellis/dp/B00RUT3DWG 

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today when America has had a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.

www.pbs.org/show/african-americans-many-rivers-cross/ 

Crime & Punishment (2018) HULU- MA

Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment chronicles the remarkable efforts and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.

A highly intimate and cinematic experience with unprecedented access, Crime + Punishment examines the United States’ most powerful police department through the brave endeavors of a group of active duty officers and one unforgettable private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades.

www.crimeandpunishmentdoc.com/ 

FILMS (These films are listed in chronological order of the times they depict.)

Belle

Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and newcomer Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in this poignant drama inspired by a true story about a mixed-race woman who seeks love and justice amidst racism. Rated PG-13. (2013)

www.amazon.com/Belle-Tom-Felton/dp/B00KOAMW16

Amistad

AMISTAD is about a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the Northeast Coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free-man who led the revolt. Rated R. (1997)

Watch: www.amazon.com/Amistad-Morgan-Freeman/dp/B005DN5BE4

Buy: www.amazon.com/Amistad-Djimon-Hounsou/dp/0783231202

Amazing Grace

From the makers of Ray, AMAZING GRACE tells the inspiring story of William Wilberforce and his passion and perseverance to pass a law ending the slave trade in the late 18th century. Several friends, including Wilberforce’s minister, a reformed slave ship captain who penned the beloved hymn Amazing Grace, urge him to see the cause through. Rated PG. (2006)

www.amazon.com/Amazing-Grace-Ioan-Gruffudd/dp/B000VNMMQG

Glory

The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, Glory stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Oscar(r) – winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.. Rated R. (1989)

www.amazon.com/Glory-Matthew-Broderick/dp/0800177967

The Tuskegee Airmen

The story of the ‘fighting 99th’–the first squadron of African American U.S. Army Air Corps fighter pilots in WWII. Laurence Fishburne stars in this thrilling HBO Original Movie. Rated PG-13. (1995)

www.amazon.com/Tuskegee-Airmen-Laurence-Fishburne/dp/B00KGJ2SUU

Red Tails

1944. As the war in Europe continues to take its toll on Allied forces; the Pentagon brass has no recourse but to consider unorthodox options — including the untried and untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home; they are given the ultimate chance to show their courage. Against all the odds; with something to prove and everything to lose; these intrepid young airmen take to the skies to fight for their country — and the fate of the free world. Rated PG-13. (2012)

www.amazon.com/Red-Tails-Cuba-Gooding-Jr/dp/B005LAIGN2

The Butler

The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Rated PG-13. (2013)

www.amazon.com/Lee-Daniels-Butler-Forest-Whitaker/dp/B00EV4EUT8

42

This biopic focuses on baseball icon Jackie Robinson, who in 1947 became the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era. Rated PG-13. (2013)

www.amazon.com/42-Jackie-Robinson-Chadwick-Boseman/dp/B009NNM9OA

Selma

From the Oscar-winning producers of 12 Years a Slave and acclaimed director Ava DuVernay comes the true story of courage and hope that changed the world forever. Rated PG-13. (2014)

www.amazon.com/Amazing-Grace-Ioan-Gruffudd/dp/B000VNMMQG

The Help

In 1960’s Mississippi, a young journalist roils her community when she interviews the domestic staffs who serve the town’s wealthy white families but have remained largely invisible until now. Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain star. Rated PG-13. (2011)

www.amazon.com/Help-Two-Disc-Blu-ray-DVD-Combo/dp/B005J6LKVI

ARTICLES

Facing Our History of Lynching

How a memorial could help lead America—and Christians—
to repentance from a dark history.

MUSEUMS & SITES

Freedom Center & National Underground Railroad Museum

Cincinnati, OH

www.freedomcenter.org/

The National Center for Civil & Human Rights Museum

Atlanta, GA

www.civilandhumanrights.org

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham, AL

www.bcri.org/

16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Site

Birmingham, AL

www.nps.gov/articles/16thstreetbaptist.htm

EJI National Memorial For Peace And Justice

(Lynching Memorial)

Montgomery, AL

eji.org/national-lynching-memorial

EJI Legacy Museum

Montgomery, AL

museumandmemorial.eji.org/museum

Old Slave Mart Museum

(Site of Slave Market)

Charleston, SC

www.oldslavemartmuseum.com/

Magnolia Plantation

(Still Owned By Original Family & Standing Slave Cabins On Site )

Charleston, SC

www.magnoliaplantation.com/

Fort Moultrie-Sullivan Island 

(The Port Of Entry for Slave Ships)

Charleston, SC

www.nps.gov/fosu/learn/historyculture/fort_moultrie.htm

MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS & RESOURCES

Harvard Implicit Bias Test

implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

Consider choosing these tests:

Harvard Implicit Bias Test: Black/White

Harvard Implicit Bias Test: Asian-American

Harvard Implicit Bias Test: Native American

Harvard Implicit Bias Test: Arab-Muslim

Harvard Implicit Bias Test: Skin Tone