A working list of books, articles and more – for staying informed about the justice movements in St. Louis and around the country.

♱denotes source as rooted in Christian perspective

Websites, Pages, Blogs

The Resistance Manual  This is the latest from Campaign Zero, a MUST have, and it’s free!

Campaign Zero Ending Police Violence in the US

The Counted – People Killed by Police Violence in the US

Mapping Police Violence in the US

Austin Channing

Christena Cleveland

NPRs Codeswitch

MTV’s Decoded

Huffington Post Black Voices

Woke Book – sharing resources on Facebook


♱ Dr. Soong Chan Rah shows how evangelicalism has long been held captive by its predominantly white cultural identity and history.

Equal Justice Initiative Videos – Slavery to Mass IncarcerationThe Racial Terror of Lynching

5 Tips for Being an Ally, Chescaleigh

Colorblind or Color Brave, Mellody Hobson,

Are you racist? ‘No’ isn’t a good enough answer

Racism in the United States: By the Numbers

Mass Incarceration in the US

Brown Eye Blue Eye Experiment (Part 1) (Part 2)

♱Tom Skinner at Urbana 1970

♱Michelle Higgins at Urbana 2015

♱Christena Cleveland at Urbana 2015


Ella Baker, Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement

♱ This Little Light of Mine, the Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, Jeff Hobbs

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson

♱ Let Justice Roll Down, John Perkins


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander

White Rage, Carol Anderson;  Washington Post article that led to the book

The Souls of Black Folks, W.E.B. DuBois

Fire Next Time, The Evidence of Things Not Seen, James Baldwin

Slavery by Another Name, Douglas Blackmon

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown

♱ Martin & Malcolm & America, James Cone

Who We Be, and We Gon’ Be Alright, Jeff Chang

Women, Culture and Politics, Angela Y. Davis

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Joy Angela Degruy

Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation , Nicholas Guyatt

♱  The Very Good Gospel, Lisa Sharon Harper

The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, Tamara Winfrey Harris

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, by Marc Lamont Hill

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, Bell Hooks

Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign, Michael K. Honey

Negroland, by Margo Jefferson

They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery
White by Law 10th Anniversary Edition: The Legal Construction of Race (Critical America) , Ian Haney Lopez

Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, And How to Reverse It, Robert D. Lupton

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, Melissa V. Harris-Perry

♱  Return to Justice: Six Movements That Reignited Our Contemporary Evangelical Conscience, Soong-Chan Rah

Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora, Shana Redmond

Ferguson is America, Jamala Rogers

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education, by Mychal Denzel Smith

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Beverly Daniel Tatum

♱  America’s Original Sin, Jim Wallis

The Fire This Time, Jesmyn Ward

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson

But Some of Us Are Brave, Anthology on the work of Black women

The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, edited by Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda and Cap Max King

Initiatives and Organizations


Equal Justice Initiative

♱The New Baptist Covenant

The Marshall Project

Movement for Black Lives

Jobs With Justice

Fellowship of Reconciliation

♱ Evangelicals for Social Action

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