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Selected Information & Resources

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Formerly Enslaved Black People in America
Other People of Color in America
Indigenous Americans
Anti-Racism, Economic Empowerment, and Health Resources
Formerly Enslaved Black People in America
History and Current Experience


Jeffery Robinson - History of Race in America

The Who We Are Project - WHO WE ARE | Official Trailer (2022)


The History of White Supremacy


Tim Wise - History & Racial Injustice


The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Profiles in Perseverance You may not know their names, but these courageous Black Americans changed history

National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC)

Digital Resource Guide

North Star: A Digital Journey of African American History


PBS: Racism in America: Explore films and new specials focused on race

Race in America: Washington Post Live

 Slavery and the Civil War 


The 1619 Project details the legacy of slavery in America

Guide to Source Material for Anti-Racist Activists and Thinkers: Beginnings to the Civil War (1619-1865) [Shippensburg University]


Meet the Black Men Who Changed Lincoln’s Mind About Equal Rights


Rebellion: Black Seminoles and the Largest Slave Revolt in U.S. History

Local History

 Reconstruction and Jim Crow Era 

Guide to Source Material for Anti-Racist Activists and Thinkers: Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Era (1865-1955) [Shippensburg University]

Race Massacres

Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle: How State Standards Fail to Teach the Truth About Reconstruction

 Civil Rights & Black Power Movements 

Guide to Source Material for Anti-Racist Activists and Thinkers: Civil Rights Era (1955-1968) [Shippensburg University]


Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute [Stanford University]

A Brief Biography of Black Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr.


Civil Rights Movement Archive


SNCC Digital Gateway: Learn From the Past, Organize for the Future, Make Democracy Work


Black Panther Party

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965
Study Guide

Additional References & Resources:

Awakenings (1954–1956)
Fighting Back (1957–1962)

Ain’t Scared of Your Jails (1960–1961)
No Easy Walk (1961–1963)
Mississippi: Is This America? (1962–1964)
Bridge To Freedom (1965)

National Park Service

African American Civil Rights Network

Brown v. Board of Education & National Parks identified by the African American Experience Fund

 Police Misconduct and Mass Incarceration 


Slavery by Another Name


The future of race in America [re: mass incarceration] - Michelle Alexander at TEDxColumbus


Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls


Prison Abolition, and a Mule with Paul Butler


13TH | FULL FEATURE | Netflix


Attica | Free Full Documentary (TVMA) | SHOWTIME


The Marshall Project


Abolitionist Law Center

Human Right Coalition


Keystone Decarceration Bloc


Pennsylvania Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement

 Educational, Economic, and Health Disparities 


Pennsylvania HBCUs

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (the nation’s oldest HBCU)
Coppin State University (HBCU closest to Chambersburg)

Lincoln University


The Color of Education (Nikole Hannah-Jones)


How Systemic Racism Infiltrates Education

Toward Racial Justice – Inequities in Pa’s Education Funding System

Segregated Education 


The Unequal Opportunity Race


We Must Talk About Race to Fix Economic Inequality


Understanding the racial wealth gap


How America’s Wealth Gap Shaped the Modern Economy

Explained | Racial Wealth Gap | FULL EPISODE | Netflix


How America Created Its Shameful Wealth Gap


How Housing Redlining Contributed to the Racial Wealth Gap and Segregation | NowThis


The 1619 Podcast: How The Bad Blood Started

Twin doctors combat systemic racism and lack of access in healthcare


What Serena Williams’s scary childbirth story says about medical treatment of black women


Tackling Maternal Mortality


Discrimination: What it is, and how to cope

 Resources for Educators 

Facing History and Ourselves


Teaching for Change

Teach Reconstruction Campaign

Umbra Search African American History


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture



Community, Connecting, Cultivating & Constructing Conversations Through Literacy Reading list (Preschool - 8th Grade)


Civil Rights and Social Justice Resources for Classrooms

 Book Reading Lists for All Ages 

RR Curated Booklist

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Other People of Color in America
History and Current Experience

 African / Middle Eastern 


What It’s Like to be an African in the US

I’m a Muslim and Arab American. Will I Ever Be an Equal Citizen?

The 2020 Census Continues the Whitewashing of Middle Eastern Americans

Bringing an Iraqi American Perspective to the Big Screen: A conversation with Weam Namou

But What About Nigerian Americans?



‘Buried past’ of America’s first Koreatown uncovered in California’s Riverside


Becoming American: The Chinese Experience Part Two

The History You Didn’t Learn: The Immigrants of Angel Island

The Inadequacy of the Term “Asian American”

With Racial Attacks on the Rise, Asian Americans Fear for Their Safety

Japanese American National Museum

Growing Up as a Filipina-American

 Caribbean (includes Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Haiti) 


Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)

Being Cuban-American Means Living Between the Hyphen

As Their Numbers Grow, Dominican-Americans Solidify Their Presence and Clout

Charges of Racism Swirl as Haitian Americans, Allies United to Protest Migrants’ Treatment

My Experience As A Jamaican-American (Afro-Caribbean-American)

Puerto Ricans Got U.S. Citizenship 100 Years Ago – But Their Identity Remains Fraught

 Mexican, Latin, and South American 

Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

What Does “Latinx” Mean, Exactly?

Don’t Call Me Puerto Rican, I’m Ecuadorian

This Salvadoran Poet Writes to Humanize the Immigration Story

Voices and Stories of the Mexican American Experience

Venezuelan Americans Pressure GOP To Back Permanent Residency

 Resources for Educators 


National Hispanic Heritage Month

Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center: Online Resources and Lesson Plans

Asia for Educators

Teaching Resources on Africa

RR Curated Booklists

 Book Reading Lists for All Ages 


RR Curated Booklists

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Indigenous Americans
History and Current Experience
Anti-Racism, Economic Empowerment, and Health & Wellness Resources

 Anti-Racism Resources 


The Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Aspen Institute Structural Racism Glossary


20 Questions for Those Who Deny Systemic Racism


White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack


Critical Race Theory

Michigan lawmaker says, ‘We will not let hate win’

Not In Our Town / Not In Our School


Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)


Equal Justice Initiative


A Long Talk


Guide to Anti-Racist Books and Resources [Shippensburg University]


Guide to Source Material for Anti-Racist Activists and Thinkers: Post Civil Rights Era to the Present (1969-)[Shippensburg University]


United Way of Franklin County Diversity and Inclusion Resources


The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC):




Racial Equity Tools


NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation

---Anti-Racism Education Resource List

---Toolkit for Navigating Difficult Conversations Related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism

Black Lives Matter Toolkits

 Economic Empowerment 


Racism has a cost for everyone

The Racial Wealth Gap? It All Comes Down to Black Banks | Amanpour and Company

The Banker - Official Trailer | Apple TV+


Finance Requires Effective Education


Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

 Health & Wellness 


Environmental Racism

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness


Equity in Mental Health Framework


Mental Health Resources For Black, Indigenous, And People Of Color (Mental Health America)


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Behavioral Health Equity Resources


Racial Equity (The National Association of Social Workers-NASW)


BEAM: Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective


44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country


Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (Boston College)


Anti-Oppression Resources (Drexel University Center for Hunger-Free Communities)


Asian Mental Health Collective


Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

 Resources for Educators 


Learning for Justice 

Teaching for Change

The Center for Racial Justice in Education

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC): TALKING ABOUT RACE

Anti-Defamation League - Resources for Educators, Parents & Families

Village of Wisdom

Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) 2020 'Best of the Best' Booklist

Civil Rights and Social Justice Resources for Classrooms

 Book Reading Lists for All Ages 


Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Reading List

Social Justice Books

BCALA x GNCRT: Black Lives Matter / Black 

Literature Matters - Comics Reading List

RR Curated Booklist

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