RACE IN AMERICA
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

General

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]

 

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

 

BlackPast


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?

Asian

 

‘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, 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):

TALKING ABOUT RACE

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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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