Having an open and honest conversation about race is difficult, and if you are feeling uncomfortable that is okay. We want to help with that conversation, and maybe help you start one on your own. We have compiled a list of resources to help guide you. There are book suggestions, interviews, videos, and episodes of our ongoing series Race in America: The Conversation to help you join, engage, and share what you learn with your loved ones.
- "The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson
- “From Slavery to Freedom” by John Hope Franklin
- “Race and History” by John Hope Franklin
- “Before The Mayflower” by Lerone Bennett
- “The Assassination of the Black Male Image” by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
- “The Burning” by Tim Madigan
- “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander
- “The Souls of Black Folk” by W.E.B. Du Bois
- “Juneteenth” by Ralph Ellison
- “The Shaping of Black America” by Lerone Bennett, Jr.
- “The Journal of Negro History” by Carter G. Woodson
- “A Century of Negro Migration” by Carter G. Woodson
- “Go Tell It On The Mountain” by James Baldwin
- “The Dred Scott Case” by Don E Fehrenbacher
- “Origins of the Dred Scott Case: Jacksonian Jurisprudence and the Supreme Court, 1837-1857" by Austin Allen
- “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son” by Tim Wise
- “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our-Racial Divide” by Carol Anderson
- “Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice” by Paul Kivel
- “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
- “Between The World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- “White Fragility: Why it is so hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo
- “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond
- "Baracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo” by Zora Neal Hurston
- “Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line: Dispatches from a Black Journalista” by Erin Aubry Kaplan
- "RACE Are We So Different." by Alan Goldman, Yolanda T. Moses and Joseph L. Jones.
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