Human Equity and Diversity Resource Library


  • TED-Ed Talk: What is Juneteenth, and why is it important?
    (At the end of the Civil War, though slavery was technically illegal in all states, it still persisted in the last bastions of the Confederacy. This was the case when Union General Gordon Granger marched his troops into Galveston, Texas on June 19th and announced that all enslaved people there were officially free. Karlos K. Hill and Soraya Field Fiorio dig into the history of Juneteenth.)

  • 13th- available on Netflix         
    (Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.)

  • I Am Not Your Negro - available on Amazon Prime
    (This film explores the history of racism in the United States through James Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders.) 

  • The UnAmerican Struggle Documentaryavailable on Amazon Prime 
    (A film about how bigotry, racism, misogyny, sexism, and xenophobia are on the rise in America.)

  • The Uncomfortable Truth- available on Amazon Prime 
    (The son of a civil rights hero learns his family helped create institutional racism in America.)

  • These Essential Movies from Black Filmmakers Confront Systemic Racism in America


  • Begin Again:  James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Gland Jr.
    (In Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, Eddie S.
    Glaude Jr. examines the work and life of James Baldwin in order to understand
    America's present sociopolitical climate.
  • Courageous Conversations about Race by Glenn Singleton, available at
    ("Brave and grounded, patient but pointed, Courageous Conversations About Race delivers a rare combination of critical information, illuminating perspective, and truly useful tools to get and keep us all engaged in the most important work of our time. A great nation is not defined by its ability to assimilate all of its citizens, but by its ability to provide equitable opportunities for all of them. This book shows us how." -- Dr. Anton Treuer, Author, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask; Executive Director, American Indian Resource Center Published On: 2014-09-23)
  • How To Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
    (This book serves to educate about racism towards black people and how to think in ways that are more anti-racist.)
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson
    (Author Bryan Stephenson’s account of his decades-long career as a legal advocate for
    marginalized people who have either been falsely convicted or harshly sentenced.)
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
    (The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the
    United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars
    and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights
    supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.)

  • The Source of Self-Regard, Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison. Recipient of Nobel Prize for Literature
    (n the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues:
    the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human
    rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the
    literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel
    lecture, the power of language itself.)
  • When They Call You A Terrorist by Patrisse Cullors
    (A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—
    and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.)


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