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Social Justice Timeline

Local Tampa Bay Educational Resources

Educational Resources


  • How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor)
  • Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coats)
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle (Angela Y. Davis)
  • Black Skin. White Masks. (Frantz Fanon)
  • The End of Policing (Alex S. Vitale)
  • So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo)
  • No Fascist USA! The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today’s Movements (Hilary Moore and James Tracy)
  • Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine (Emily Bernard)
  • The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind (Claudia Rankine)
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge)
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi)
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Robin DiAngelo)
  • How to Be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
  • Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? (Mumia Abu-Jamal)
  • Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment (Angela J. Davis)
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (Layla F. Saad)
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Bryan Stevenson)
  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America (Jennifer Harvey)
  • The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot - Mikki Kendall
  • The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism - Jemar Tisby; Lecrae Moore
  • Race for Profit: How banks and the real estate industry undermined black homeownership - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
  • The Strange Career of Jim Crow - C. Vann Woodward
  • From the War on Poverty to the War in Crime - Elizabeth Hinton
  • Slavery and Social Death - Orlando Patterson
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley - Malcolm X
  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race - Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South - Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
  • White Negros: When Cornrows Were in Vogue...and other thoughts on Cultural Appropriation - Lauren Michele Jackson
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir - Patrisse Khan-Cullors; Asha Bandele
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
  • Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde
  • Case: The Origins of Our Discontents - Isabel Wilkerson
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide - Carol Anderson
  • The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein
  • Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America - Gilbert King
  • Killers of the Dream - Lillian Smith
Fiction Books
  • The Nickle Boys - Colson Whitehead
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
  • Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward
  • Such a Fun Age - Kiley Ward
  • Freshwater - Akwaeke Emezi
Young Adult Books (ages 13 and up)
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You - Jason Reynolds; Ibram X Kendi
  • This book is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action and Do the Work - Tiffany Jewell; Aurelia Durand
  • A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope - Patrice Caldwell
  • Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream - Blair Imani
  • Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America - _Ibi Zoboi; Dhonielle Clayton, et al _
  • Dear Martin - Nic Stone
  • Dear Justyce - Nic Stone
  • The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
  • We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide - Carol Anderson
  • All American Boys - Jason Reynolds; Brendan Kiely
  • Say Her Name - Zetta Elliott
Children/Middle-Grade Books (ages 12 and younger)
  • The Undefeated - Kwame Alexander
  • Africa is Not a Country - Mark Melnicove; Margy Burns Knight
  • The Proudest Blue - Ibtihaj Muhammad; S.K. Ali
  • Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight For Desegregation - Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement - Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Don’t Touch My Hair - Sharee Miller
  • Antiracist Baby - Ibram X. Kendi
  • Last Stop on Market Street - Matt de la Peña
  • The Skin I’m In - Sharon G. Flake
  • Black Brother, Black Brother - Jewell Parker Rhodes

Film and TV Series

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay)
  • American Son (Kenny Leon)
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien)
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol)
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay)
  • Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
Available to Rent
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu)
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) —or on Kanopy
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  • 42 (Brian Helgeland)
  • Freedom Riders (Stanley Nelson Jr)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi) – Hulu with Live TV
  • King In The Wilderness — HBO
  • Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
  • Class Divide
  • 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
  • “We Cannot Stay Silent About George Floyd” – Patriot Act
  • "What Does It Mean to Defund or Abolish the Police?”