This list is not exhaustive, but is intended to provide some starting points.



  • The Butler (2013)
  • Remember the Titans (2000)
  • Crash (2004)
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • American Experience. Eyes on the Prize. PBS


  • Bob Marley: Exodus (1976) & Uprising (1980)
  • John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (1965)
  • Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On (1971)
  • Public Enemy: Fear of a Black Planet (1990)


  • Ed. Gates and McKay, The Norton Anthology of African American Literature
  • Dovidio and Gaertner, Prejudice, Discrimination and Racism
  • Ed. James Washington, A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Ladson-Billings, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children
  • Kozol, Savage Inequalities
  • Kotlowitz, There are No Children Here
  • Alexander, The New Jim Crow
  • Butler, A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice
  • Wilson, When Work Disappears
  • Massey, American Apartheid
Hochschild, Facing Up to the American Dream

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