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Resources to Support Racial Equity and Justice

We stand in solidarity with the Black community, as we recognize the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, in history, and in this moment. We all have a responsibility to stand up for the lives of marginalized people in the world, and we need to start right here. Holocaust Museum Houston will begin featuring anti-racist and advocacy materials amplifying Black voices, including places to donate, petitions to sign, books to read, videos to watch, and podcasts to hear. Our institution sees the Black community, supports it, and will never stop fighting for each of your lives. 

Books to Read

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi 

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Bevely Daniel Tatum

White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Iscenberg

America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis

Have Black LIves Ever Mattered? By Mumia Abu-Jamal

A Young People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race Edited by Jesmyn Ward

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Llayla Saad

How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and Asha Bandele

An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas

Film and Television to Watch

The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix)

The Innocence Files (Netflix)

Who Killed Malcolm X? (Netflix)

13th (Netflix)

Just Mercy 

When They See Us (Netflix)

American Son (Netflix)

The Hate U Give (HULU)

If Beale Street Could Talk (HULU)

Podcasts to Listen to

1619 by the New York Times

About Race

Codeswitch

Pod Save the People

Intersectionality Matters!