Historical resources on Juneteenth  

  1. What is Juneteenth 
  2. The Importance of Juneteenth (Video) 
  3. Using Juneteenth to practice allyship  

Juneteenth Spotify playlist  

Books, movies and TV shows created by Black artists (especially Black women) or that focus on Black lives.  

  • Disclaimer – These pieces of art all have value on their own – we don’t expect any one person to represent the entire Black community or to speak to the experience of millions of people. These recommendations can give us a mere glimpse into individual Black lives, while also speaking to a shared a history and legacy of racism in this nation. In this way, we hope to watch/read/listen to these to learn about the many ways to be Black in America and the many individual lives that have been impacted by racist systems and ideologies in our country, but also to celebrate Black joy, today and everyday. 


  1. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name – Audre Lorde
  2. Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi 
  3. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
  4. The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
  5. Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
  6. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  7. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  8. The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
  9. The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
  10. Bad Feminist – Roxanne Gay
  11. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More – Janet Mock
  12. The Street – Ann Petry     


  1. 13th – Directed by Ava DuVernay 
  2. The Watermelon Woman – directed by Cheryl Dunye
    1. First feature film directed by a black lesbian.
  3. Moonlight – Directed by Barry Jenkins
    1. First film with an all-black cast and the first LGBTQ-related film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. 
  4. Tongues Untied – Directed by Marlon Riggs
  5. Paris is Burning – Directed by Jennie Livingston
  6. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – Directed by David France
  7. Daughters of the Dust – Directed by Julie Dash
    1. The first film by an African American woman to gain a general theatrical release.
  8. Set it Off – Directed by F. Gary Gray
  9. What Happened, Miss Simone? – Directed by Liz Garbus
  10. Girls Trip – Directed by Malcom D. Lee 

TV Shows 

  1. When They See Us (Netflix) – directed by Ava DuVernay
  2. Pose (Netflix)
  3. Black-ish (ABC)
  4. Grown-ish (ABC)
  5. She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix)
  6. Black Lightning (CW) 
  7. Insecure (HBO)
  8. Queen Sugar (Hulu) – created by Ava DuVernay
  9. Empire (FOX)
  10. The Chi (Hulu) – created by Lena Waithe
  11. Family Matters (Hulu)

Anti-racism resources that educate us on how racial injustice is perpetuated through different systems in our nation and how we can be anti-racist it in our own spaces 

  1. Black Owned Business Resources
  2. Racial Equity Glossary
  3. Guidelines for being a white Ally
  4. White ally worksheet
  5. Actor/Ally/Accomplice breakdown
  6. How to take anti-racist action in your life