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This guide was inspired by the February-March 2019 Castleton Race Matters study group. It is only a sampling of valuable resources compiled for the Castleton University community. To suggest a resource, click on the "Suggest a resource" tab.
Syllabi and bibliographies and more
Where to start and continue your anti-racist learning
"This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large."
This intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis's life and legacy takes us through his more than 60 years of activism -- from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he is today. Dawn Porter's JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE is a moving tribute to the real-life hero at the forefront of many hard-won battles for lasting change.
Slay the Dragon by Chris Durrance/ Barak Goodman
Call Number: CircDesk DVD 643
Publication Date: 2020
A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy. Slay The Dragon follows everyday people as they fight to make their votes matter.
Race Matters: America in Crisis
Sampling of recommended books
Study Group Recommended Resources
Please consider reading one of these books or watching one of the films below, chosen by the participants of the Castleton Race Matters study group. See the Books tab on this guide and the syllabi to the right for many more recommendations.
Trailer for documentary film 13th below. Full film streaming on Netflix.
"In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom" (Netflix). The title refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States."