This podcast is part of a series about hope from "To the Best of Our Knowledge" from WI Public Radio. It features organizer and activist DeRay McKesson who claims that hoping for big change is great, but it doesn't go anywhere without small actions where people take care of one another. 12.25mins. Original air date April 27 2019. Post date June 5, 2020.
This podcast is part of a series about hope from "To the Best of Our Knowledge" from WI Public Radio. Inspired by stories of police brutality and the Rodney King beating, civil rights attorney Connie Rice says she declared "war" on the LAPD in the 1990s. These days, she trains and supervises 50 officers in one of Los Angeles' toughest communities. 13:14mins. Original air date December 21, 2014. Post date June 5, 2020.
This podcast includes two interviews by Terry Gross: one in 1986 with James Baldwin on his writings about civil rights and the other in 2017 with Raoul Peck, film director of "I am Not Your Negro." 20 mins. Original air date January 2017. Post date June 12, 2020.
From NPR, the series "Throughline" presents the origins of policing in America. It features Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor at Harvard Kennedy School and author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban American. Caution: some descriptions of graphic violence and heavy content included. 64mins. June 4, 2020.
This podcast is from the NPR series "The Hidden Brain." Far from being "the great equalizer," COVID-19 has disproportionately sickened and killed African Americans and Latinos in the U.S. Many of the reasons for these inequalities reach back to before the pandemic began. This week, we return to a 2019 episode that investigates a specific source of racial disparities in medicine and beyond—and considers an uncomfortable solution. 36.17mins. May 25, 2020.
The Marketing Library Team of HarperCollins and Librarians recommend books for all ages that shed light on racism in the U.S. and books about anti-racism. Audio-clips are also played of community members recommending titles on the topic. For further reading: https://info.harpercollins.com/black-stories-matter-further-reading/
Neatly summarized by Diversity Best Practices, "The 1619 Project" is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country's history by placing consequences of slavery and contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our narrative." Segments are between 30 - 42 mins in length.
Curriculum, guides and activities for students can be found at the Pulitzer Center: https://pulitzercenter.org/1619.