1. Kwame Alexander, Light for the World to See
  2. Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
  3. Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
  4. Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy
  5. James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
  6. Cornel West, The Radical King
  7. bell hooks, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood
  8. Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
  9. Emmanuel Acho, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
  10. Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist
  11. Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racists Ideas in America
  12. Richard Wright, Native Son
  13. Malcolm X and Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  14. Mahogany Browne, Woke Baby
  15. Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility
  16. Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
  17. Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watson’s Go to Birmingham
  18. James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk
  19. Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law
  20. John Lewis and Mike D’Orso, Walking with the Wind
  21. Ruby Bridges, Through my Eyes
  22. Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What we See, Think, and Do
  23. Debby Irving, Waking up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race
  24. Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race


  1. Malcolm X
  2. Twelve Years a Slave
  3. Black Panther
  4. Just Mercy
  5. When They See Us
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. Boyz in the Hood
  8. I Am Not Your Negro
  9. Let the Fire Burn
  10. The Central Park Five
  11. Get On Up
  12. 42
  13. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
  14. Detroit
  15. Dear White People
  16. Precious
  17. Loving
  18. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
  19. Whose Streets
  20. Fruitvale Station
  21. Fences
  22. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Chadwick Boseman)
  23. Amazing Grace
  24. Hidden Figures
  25. Selma
  26. Blackkklansman (Spike Lee)
  27. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
  28. Da Five Bloods
  29. Harriet
  30. The Butler
  31. Get Out
  32. Remember the Titans
  33. The Help


  1. “Fight the Power” (Public Enemy)
  2. “Hell You Talmbout”-Janelle One (“Say His Name”)
  3. “Baltimore” (Prince/Eryn A. Kane)
  4. “This is America” (Childish Gambino)
  5. “Black Man” (Stevie Wonder)
  6. “Birmingham Sunday”(Joan Baez)
  7. “Mississippi Goddamn” (Nina Simone)
  8. “Strange Fruit” (Billy Holiday)
  9. “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud” (James Brown)
  10. “Reagan”(Killer Mike)
  11. “Black Rage”(Lauryn Hill)
  12. “We Shall Not Be Moved” (Mavis Staples)
  13. “Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler” (Marvin Gaye)
  14. “Death of Emmet Till” (Bob Dylan)
  15. “Stand Up” (Cynthia Erivo)
  16. “A Change Is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke)
  17. “Oh Freedom” (The Golden Gospel Singers”
  18. “Which Side Are You On?” (The Freedom Singers)
  19. “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)” (The Temptations)
  20. “I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto” (Tupac)