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The Alexandria Library has compiled this list of resources to learn more about structural and systemic racism in the United States.


Lizzie demands a seat!  I am enough Hair love A ride to remember Brick by brick Lillian's right to vote


Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the Selma Voting Rights March Take the mic : fictional stories of everyday resistance You call this democracy? : how to fix our government and return power to the people Dear Martin March. Book one Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the Landmark Civil Rights case


White fragility : why it's so hard to talk to white people about racism The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? Dying of whiteness



Black Lives Matter - National Organization

DMV Chapter of Black Lives Matter - Get involved locally

Civil Rights Legal Materials and News - Reuters news coverage and Westlaw legal content including information on police conduct, unwarranted criminal prosecution and right to protest.

The Loveland Foundation - Focused on bringing mental health resources to women and girls of color

NAACP - Focused on ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and eliminating race-based discrimination

Color of Change - Leads campaigns against racial injustice

The Bail Project - Organization that combats mass incarceration at the front end of the system, by disrupting the money bail system one person at a time.

The National Police Accountability Project - Organization dedicated to ending law enforcement abuse through legal action and educational programming.

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others - Guide to understand where prejudice comes from, what it looks like, and how you can help others experiencing it.



Last Updated: May 2021