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Black Lives Matter: Resources

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political movement in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.

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Podcasts
  • NPR Code Switch
    "Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story."
  • NYT: 1619 Project
    "An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling."7
  • 74 Seconds
    "74 Seconds tells the story of a July 2016 traffic stop that ended with the world watching a man die, live on their phones. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer who is about to go on trial for his death, Jeronimo Yanez. Through comprehensive reporting, MPR News examines this intersection of race, policing, justice and safety in America. A lot can happen in 74 seconds."
  • What Matters by, BlackLivesMatter.com
    "What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation. What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world."

 

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LIBRARY CATALOG

Use the MDC Library Catalog to search for print books, eBooks, audiobooks, articles, and audio-visual materials.

Print & eBooks

The following selected print books address a wide array of topics pertaining to racial inequality. Find more titles in the MDC Catalog and Overdrive

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​Audiobooks

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

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Films to Watch
13th
(Ava DuVernay) 
Netflix
American Son
(Kenny Leon) 
Netflix
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975  Available to rent
Blindspotting
(Carlos López Estrada) 
Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
Clemency
(Chinonye Chukwu) 
Available to rent
Dear White People
(Justin Simien) 
Netflix
Fruitvale Station
(Ryan Coogler) 
Available to rent
I Am Not Your Negro
(James Baldwin doc) 
Available to rent or on Kanopy
If Beale Street Could Talk
(Barry Jenkins) 
Hulu
Just Mercy
(Destin Daniel Cretton) 
Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
King In The Wilderness   HBO
See You Yesterday
(Stefon Bristol) 
Netflix
Selma
(Ava DuVernay) 
Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution  Available to rent
The Hate U Give
(George Tillman Jr.)
Available to rent for free
When They See Us
(Ava DuVernay) 
Netflix