WHAT WE'RE READING:

BOOKS
13 Theses on State-Sponsored Black Death in America by Evan Kleekamp
Rethinking Community Policing by John M. Ray
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
In Defiance: Runaways From Slavery in New York's Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831 by Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini
Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War by Victoria E. Bynum
The Last Lynching: How a Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town by Anthony S. Pitch
John Birch: A Life by Terry Lautz
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove by Questlove and Ben Greenman
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen
The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox by Stephen Budiansky
Carol Brown's book list + commentary

ONLINE
The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Newsela: Readings on Racism

WHAT WE'RE WATCHING:
Birth of a Movement (2017) documentary
I Am Not Your Negro (2017) documentary
13th (2016) documentary on Netflix
Underground Railroad (2002), available at Daniel Boone Regional Library
The Loving Story (2011), documentary