Updated June 2020
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 TEDx OU
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.
Putting Racism On The Table:
Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Also available – 2018 Presentation:
Putting Racism On The Table:
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.
Wintley Phipps History Of Amazing Grace
“Official video for “Amazing Grace [Live]” feat. Wintley Phipps
Reconstruction: America After The Civil War
Reconstruction: America After The Civil War Revisited the series explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change.
Dr. Robin DiAngelo Discusses ‘White Fragility’
University of Washington professor Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” explains the phenomenon, and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race.
Holy Post: Race in America
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BOOKS (Select the image for a link to purchase)
Documentaries / TV Shows / Mini Series
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.
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.
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.
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.
FILMS (These films are listed in chronological order of the times they depict.)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
MUSEUMS & SITES
EJI National Memorial For Peace And Justice
(Still Owned By Original Family & Standing Slave Cabins On Site )
MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS & RESOURCES
Harvard Implicit Bias Test
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
Anti-Racism Resources – The Table