In a companion to my recent post Black History in Film, I’m sharing the NAACP Legal Defense Fund‘s link on Black Media & Black Culture. The NAACP LDF has put together a list of over 50 works recommended by the staff of the Legal Defense Fund. It showcases their mission to “defend, educate, empower.”
This single link offers links to their recommendations with how to view, read, or listen to them.
Included in the list are books, both non-fiction and fiction as well as for younger readers, television shows, movies and films, podcasts, and of course, music, which, as a white person, I say where would we be without Black music and its influences across every genre.
Visit your local library or e-library and see what’s available.
If you’d rather buy, this link will take you to a list of 149 Black-Owned Independent Book Stores.
In addition, Haymarket Books is offering three FREE e-books:
- From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation by Keeanda-Yamahtta Taylor
- Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice by Jesse Hagopian and Denisha Jones
- 1919 by Eve L. Ewing
They also offer free books to the incarcerated through their Books Not Bars program. Donations for these programs can be made here.
As the Haymarket group said, “The struggle is long, but we are many.”