Dismantling racism is a lifelong journey. I found the following movies and books helpful. Please write with your favorites and I will add them to the list.


12 Years a Slave -2013- by Steve McQueen

13th- 2016- by Ava Duvernay

A Better Life - 2011- by Chris Weitz

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity - 2012 -by Shakti Butler

Dope - 2015 - by Rick Famuyiwa

Fruitvale Station - 2013 - by Ryan Coogler

Goodbye Uncle Tom - 1971 - by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi

No Le Digas a Nadie - 2015 - by Mikaela Shwer

Race: The Power of an Illusion - 2003 - by the California Newsreel

When They See Us - 2019- By Ava Duvernay

White People - 2015 - by Jose Antonio Vargas


Americanah - 2013 - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States- 2015- Dr. Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz

Autobiography of Malcolm X-1965- by Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley

Between the World and Me - 2015 - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Citizen: An American Lyric - 2015- Claudia Rankine

Dying Of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland -2019 - Jonathan M. Metzl

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - 2018- Brittney Cooper

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds- 2017- adrienne maree brown

How to Be Black - 2012 - Baratunde Thurston

Invisible Man - 1952 - Ralph Ellison

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment - 2018- Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz

Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy- 2018- Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies - 2017 - Resmaa Menakem

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good - 2019- adrienne maree brown

Reach: Stories by Black Men in the Beloved Community - 2015 - Edited by Ben Jealous and Trabian Shorters

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches - 2007- Audre Lorde

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America- 2016- by Dr. Ibram Kendi

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom - 1994 - bell hooks

The Color of Water - 1996 - James McBride

The Fire Next Time - 1963 - James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow  - 2010 - Michelle Alexander

The Souls of Black Folk - 1903 - W.E.B. Du Bois

The Warmth of Other Suns - 2010 - Isabel Wilkerson

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slaveowners in the American South -2019-by Dr. Stephanie Jones-Rogers

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Fourth Edition - 2015 - Edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua

Unbought and Unbossed - 1970- Shirley Chisholm

What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy - 2012 - Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. 

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir- 2018- Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son - 2004 - Tim Wise

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth About Our Racial Divide- 2016- Dr. Carol Anderson

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass- 2017- Dr. Leigh Fought

Women, Race & Class - 1983- Angela Y. Davis