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Women, Confinement & Race in the Gilded Age: Charlene Fletcher

Charlene Fletcher (PhD candidate, Indiana University-Bloomington) examines family violence in 19th century domestic spaces as she recounts the lives of Fannie Keys Harvey and Lila B. White, African American women from Lexington who were incarcerated at the Frankfort Penitentiary after fighting back against their abusive families. Using their stories, Fletcher reflects on acts of resistance and brings awareness to this dark chapter of history.


Black Freedom, White Allies and the Red Scare: Dr. Cate Fosl

Dr. Cate Fosl from the Anne Braden Center explores the history of the 1954 Louisville controversy when Andrew and Charlotte Wade, an African American family, moved into a segregation-minded majority-white suburb in what is now Shively. The talk explores how the event highlighted the ongoing issues of racism and segregation in Louisville, the role of civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden in fighting for the Wades and for racial equality, and how the culture of the “Red Scare” was used to reinforce white supremacy.


150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment: Rep. Charles Booker

On the cusp of the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment’s ratification, state Rep. Charles Booker and the American Civil Liberties Union discuss the history and current situation of voting rights.


Women in Politics: State Reps. Attica Scott and Nima Kulkarni

Rep. Attica Scott (District 41), the first black woman to serve in the Kentucky General Assembly since 2000, and Rep. Nima Kulkarni (District 40), Kentucky’s first Indian-American state legislator, discuss their paths to politics, the hurdles women and people of color face in our society and in electoral politics, and their experiences in Frankfort representing two of the most diverse districts in the state.


Race, Environment, Narrative, Place: Dr. Carolyn Finney

Dr. Carolyn Finney is a storyteller, author, and cultural geographer. Her widely-praised first book, “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors,” brought her to national attention as a scholar and speaker on race, belonging, environment, narrative, and place.


Moving Up or Moving Out? Exploring Gentrification in Louisville & Beyond

This panel discussion focuses on the neighborhoods in Louisville and across the country that are undergoing demographic shifts and reinvestments that have led to rising property values, physical changes to the streetscape, and in some cases the displacement of longstanding residents.


In the Shadow Statues: Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu received national attention as the New Orleans mayor who removed Confederate statues from his city. Moderated by Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III, Mayor Landrieu and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer discuss the history of racism that has shaped our society and the ways America can reckon with its past.


The Defender: Ethan Michaeli

Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a “Modern Moses,” becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process. Listen to Ethan Michaeli, author of “The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America.”


Promises Kept: Michele Stephenson

Michele Stephenson discusses her book :Promises Kept,” which looks at the standard practices, at school and at home, that contribute to the achievement gap between the races and the sexes that seems to put black boys at a disadvantage, and strategies for improving prospects.


Turn Me Loose: Frank X. Walker

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker discusses his book “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers.”


For Discrimination: Randall Kennedy

What precisely is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely championed by some and just as fiercely denounced by others? Randall Kennedy gives us a concise and deeply personal overview of the policy in his book “For Discrimination.”

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4 Little Girls (1997)

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by four members of a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated racist group. Four African-American girls between the ages of 11 and 14 who had been attending the church’s Sunday school, were killed in the blast. Director Spike Lee’s 1997 documentary tells the story through interviews and archival footage.

12 Years A Slave (2013)

Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

13th (2016)

This documentary makes the case that drug busts, Jim Crow laws and segregation are all variations of domination over black America. Here Ava DuVernay returns to the 13th Amendment and makes the case that the system cannot be dealt with by making small changes. The system itself has to be rebuilt.

42 (2013)

In 1946, Branch Rickey, legendary general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies Major League Baseball’s notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson to the team. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.

A.K.A. Cassius Clay (1970)

Narrated by actor Richard Kiley, this documentary focuses on legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who, prior to his conversion to Islam was known as Cassius Clay.

All the Way (2016)

Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the President of the United States in the chaotic aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination and one of his first acts as President is to reaffirm the US government’s intention to pass the Civil Rights Act. He faces strong opposition to the bill, especially from within his own party.

American Son (2019)

On the night a teenage boy goes missing, his parents Kendra (Kerry Washington) and Scott (Steven Pasquale) end up at the police precinct. They’re trying to figure out what happened to their son — and end up answering questions concerning the degree to which race, gender, and class play into police procedure. 

Amistad (1997)

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Asian Americans (2020)

This PBS documentary is a five-hour film series that chronicles contributions, and challenges of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing ethnic group in America. Personal histories and new academic research will cast a fresh lens on U.S. history and the role Asian Americans have played in it.

Becoming (2020)

Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others during her 2019 book tour for “Becoming.”

Black KKKlansman (2018)

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. Directed by Spike Lee.

Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream (2007)

This documentary’s focal point is comedian George Lopez, an icon and advocate for Latinos’ move into the mainstream. Brown is the New Green offers rare behind-the-scenes access to Lopez’s life and world as he shares his struggles to represent Latinos in a manner true to their realities and aspirations.

By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)

In 2006, Barack Obama — a largely unknown freshman senator from Illinois — hits the campaign trail in a struggle to gain national recognition. Cameras follow Obama for 19 months, across the U.S., documenting the daily events of the presidential campaign as Obama becomes the first African American president in US history.

Central Park Five (2012)

Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, this documentary tells the story of a horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.

Chasing Trane (2016)

This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. It is an exploration of the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane where the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds are revealed.

Clemency (2019)

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

Dark Girls (2011)

Produced and directed by Bill Duke, this documentary explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color – particular dark-skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Dolores (2018)

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American History. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

Eyes on the Prize (2016)

This PBS docu-series includes intergenerational dialogue that takes the civil rights movement and places it under a microscope – revisiting, reframing and re-asking key questions while contextualizing those issues in a contemporary way.

Freedom Summer (2006)

As part of the Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America docu-series, this episode examines the murder of three civil rights activists in Mississippi that galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement.

Fruitvale Station (2013)

This is a true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core and cause the entire nation to be witnesses.

George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way (2010)

This stimulating documentary beautifully traces the valiant life of George Washington Carver, chronicling his extraordinary journey: though born a slave, by the end of his life, presidents and corporate titans valued his friendship and millions have benefited from his innovations.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

In this real-life drama, a Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.

Glory (1989)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the enemy who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks.

Good Hair (2009)

During this comedic documentary, Chris Rock, a man with two daughters, questions all aspects of good hair, as defined by Black Americans, mostly Black women. Various perspectives are captured, including from Maya Angelou and Tracie Thoms.

Green Book (2018)

In this comedic-biographic drama, a working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America’s appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other’s talents and start to face them together.

Hair Love (2019)

An animated short film that beautifully illustrates the struggles of an African-American father trying to make his daughter’s hair for the first time.

Harriet (2019)

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Hidden Figures (2016)

Based on the unbelievably true-life stories of three African-American female mathematicians, known as “human computers,” we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return.

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House,” which was to be a personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never had a chance to finish.

Joe and Max (2002)

This biographic drama captures the true story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, and their enduring friendship.

Just Mercy (2019)

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows the world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson who works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

LA 92 (2017)

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.

Loving (2016)

This biographic drama is the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision.

Malcolm X (1992)

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Red Tails (2012)

Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky — even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It’s a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. 

Remember the Titans (2000)

Based on the actual events of 1971 in suburban Virginia, where school have been segregated for generations, a newly appointed African American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit, become the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other.

Rosewood (1997)

In 1923, a black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people murdered because of a lie. Some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people.

Selma (2014)

This unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

Stranger Fruit (2017)

This documentary addresses the question – “What really happened on August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri?” That afternoon, Officer Darren Wilson killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. ‘Stranger Fruit’ is the unraveling of what took place, told through the eyes of Mike Brown’s family.

Taking Aim (2010)

A documentary that explores the origins of the American Indian Movement. At a time of great social change and unrest, brave American Indians fought the injustice that had left them beggars in their own land.

Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America

Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often-unforeseen repercussions in this historical docu-series.

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2017)

This documentary tells the story of a haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and a path of promise toward the American dream. Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century’s most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world’s attention for nearly 50 years.

The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema (2002)

A documentary about the presence of Latin American culture and actors in American movies.

The Great Debaters (2007)

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as “the last city to surrender after the Civil War,” is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University’s national champions.

The Hate U Give (2018)

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Who Killed Malcolm X? (2019)

In this documentary, activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad begins his own investigation into the perplexing details surrounding the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.

Willie: The First Black NHL Player (2019)

In the midst of America’s tumultuous fight to end Jim Crow and the birth of the civil rights movement, Willie O’Ree — the descendant of escaped slaves — became the first black player to skate in a National Hockey League game. This documentary follows the amazing story of Willie’s family from his great-grandfather’s escape from slavery in 1779 to Willie’s ascent to hockey’s highest honor — induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 12, 2018.


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Adult Fiction

“A Mercy,” Toni Morrison

“Go Tell it on the Mountain,” James Baldwin

“Passing,” Nella Larsen

“Selected Poems of Langston Hughes,” Langston Hughes

“The Blacker the Berry,” Wallace Thurman

“The Bluest Eye,” Toni Morrison

“The Nickel Boys,”  Colson Whitehead

“Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Zora Neale Hurston


Adult Non-Fiction

“Acting on Faith: Stories of Courage, Activism, and Hope Across Religions”       

“American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise,” Eduardo Porter

“American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation,” Holly Jackson   

“America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America,” Jim Wallis, Bryan Stevenson

“An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago,” Alex Kotlowitz

“Are Prisons Obsolete?” Angela Y. Davis

“Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation,” LaTasha Morrison, Daniel Hill, Jennie Allen

“Between the World and Me,” Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do,” Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD

“Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime,” Ron Stallworth

“Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition,” Cedric J. Robinson

“Chokehold: Policing Black Men,” Paul Butler  

“Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower,” Brittney Cooper

“Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century,” Dorothy Roberts

“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” Ntozake Shange

“For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education,” Christopher Emdin

“Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement,” Angela Y. Davis, Cornel West, Frank Barat

“From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation,” Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

“Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America,” Jill Leovy

“Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” Ari Berman

“Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience,” Shelia Wise Rowe

“Heavy: An American Memoir,”   Kiese Laymon

“Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot,” Mikki Kendall

“How to Be an Antiracist,” Ibram X. Kendi

“How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide,” Crystal Marie Fleming

“How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective,” Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey

“I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” Austin Channing Brown

“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” Bryan Stevenson

“Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change,” Stacey Abrams

“Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” James Forman, Jr.

“Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor,” Layla F. Saad, Robin J DiAngelo

“One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy,” Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin

“Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment,” Angela J. Davis

“Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race,” Derald Wing Sue

“Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America,” Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

“Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More,” Janet Mock

“Shame on Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging,” Tessa McWatt

“Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches,” Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke

“Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II,” Douglas A. Blackmon

“So You Want to Talk About Race,” Ijeoma Oluo

“Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” Ibram X. Kendi

“Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family,”     Mitchell Jackson

“Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand : African American Athletes and the Fight for Social Justice,” Bob Schron

“Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America,” Michael Eric Dyson

“Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity,” Winona Guo, Priya Vulchi

“The Art of Protest: A Visual History of Dissent and Resistance,” Rippon, Jo

“The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” Malcolm X

“The Blood of Emmett Till,” Timothy B. Tyson

“The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die,” Keith Payne

“The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” Richard Rothstein

“The Condemnation of Blackness,” Khalil Gibran Muhammad

“The Fire Next Time,” James Baldwin

“The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race,” Jesmyn Ward

“The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness,” Rhonda V. Magee, Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Michelle Alexander

“The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing,” Anneliese A. Singh, Tim Wise, Derald Wing Sue

“The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution,” Eric Foner

“The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power,” Desmond Cole

“The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,” Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin, Bryan Stevenson

“The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” Isabel Wilkerson

“The Wretched of the Earth,” Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox, Homi K. Bhabha, Jean-Paul Sartre

“They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives,” Wesley Lowery

“Thick: And Other Essays,” Tressie McMillan Cottom

“Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America,” Peniel E. Joseph

“We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival,” Jabari Asim

“Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves,” Glory Edim

“When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele, Angela Davis

“White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White,” Daniel Hill, Brenda Salter McNeil

“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson

“White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide,” Carol Anderson

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race,” Beverly Daniel Tatum

“Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race,” Reni Eddo-Lodge

“Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy,” David Zucchino

“Women, Race, & Class,” Angela Y. Davis


Young Adult Fiction

“All American Boys,” Jason Reynolds


Young Adult Non-Fiction

“A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., For Students,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Walter Dean Myers

“Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship,” Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko

“Colorblind: A Story of Racism,” Johnathan Harris, Anthony Zuiker, Gary Leach

“Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case,” Chris Crowe

“Let’s Talk About Race,” Julius Lester

“Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage,” Amy Klobuchar, In This Together Media

“One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally,” Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden

“Race Relations: The Struggle for Equality in America,” Barbara Diggs

“Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality,” Alison Marie Behnke

“Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” Jason Reynolds

“The March against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power,” Ann Bausum

“The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color,” Virgie Tovar

“This Book is Anti-Racist,” Tiffany Jewell

“Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March,” Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley, PJ Loughran

“We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide,” Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden