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Resources for Anti-racism study
A resource guide to aid in understanding and facilitating "anti-racism" in an effort to further progress toward a multi-cultural Christian community.
An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr, The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song will explore the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.
A conversation with Christina Edmondson, cohost of the podcast Truth’s Table and author whose work has appeared in Christianity Today, essence.com, yourblackworld.com, Gospel Today magazine, and also a her own website.
"In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness."
Youtube Video - Bryan Stevenson: We Need to Talk About an Injustice
"Using James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember This House, this documentary follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of these iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, this film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter."
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964."
"Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the United States ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force."
From his book, African Americans in the Furniture City, Randal Jelks describes local stories ranging from landmark legal cases (Bolden v. Grand Rapids Operating Company) to labor practices related to Grand Rapid's African American community.