Educate Yourself: Black Literature, Films, Art

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Online Texts

Print Texts

Note: To support the Black community, particularly amidst a pandemic that has disproportionately affected them and other communities of color, we recommend purchasing from independent, Black-owned bookstores. For lists of Black-owned bookstores that process online orders, click here or here.

  • Paul Mendez, Rainbow Milk (2020)
  • Candice Carty-Williams, Queenie (2019)
  • Derek Owusu, That Reminds Me (2019)
  • Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other (2019)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer (2019)
  • Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing (2018)
  • Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give (2017)
  • Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man (2018)
  • Suzan Lori-Parks, Father Comes Home From the Wars (2015)
  • Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming (2014, children and young adults)
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (2013)
  • Toni Morrison, Beloved (1988)
  • Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon (1977)
  • Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye (1970)

Films, Documentaries, TV Series

  • Just Mercy, Destin Daniel Cretton (2019)
  • I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck (2016)
  • The Rachel Divide, Laura Brownson (2018)
  • 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen (2013)
  • When They See Us, Ava DuVernay (2019)
  • 13th, Ava DuVernay (2016)*
  • Selma, Ava DuVernay (2014)
  • The Hate U Give, George Tillman Jr. (2018)
  • Dear White People, Justin Simien (2017)
  • American Son, Kenny Leon (2019)
  • In My Blood It Runs, Maya Newell
  • Hidden Figures, Theodore Melfi (2016)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins (2019)
  • Clemency, Chinonye Chukwu (2019)
  • Get Out, Jordan Peele (2017)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Stanley Nelson Jr. (2015)
  • La Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz (1995)
  • Les Misérables, Ladj Ly (2019)
  • Divines, Houda Benyamina (2016)
  • The Hurricane, Norman Jewison (1999)
  • A Voix haute, Amandine Gay (2017)

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