Anti-Racism and Resilience Resources

The United States is currently engaged in a time of rebirth, a “great awakening.” Citizens across the world are leading the charge in critical mass against the intolerance of racial injustice. Ignited by the murder of George Floyd, champions from every class, ethnicity, religion and age, as well as leaders in activism, grassroots organizers, and private and public industries are emerging in power and growing in strength. They are bound by their purpose—to hold our country accountable to the standards of what it truly means to be a united nation of one and to demonstrate that Black lives matter.

We have a responsibility to listen, learn, and act. In our collective effort to effectively lead against racial injustice, the Center for Public Leadership and colleagues at Harvard Kennedy School have assembled a list of anti-racism resources for members of our community.

Organizations and Advocacy Actions

Education and Continuous Learning

Racism 101 and History

Racial Disparities During in COVID-19

Race and Policing

Podcasts, Books, Talks, TV Shows, and Movies Lists

TED Talks

Compiled Lists

Race on Children in Health and Education

Anti-Racism Syllabus

  • The Wretched of the Earth” Frantz Fanon
  • “Black Skin, White Masks” by Frantz Fanon
  • “Black against Empire” by Waldo Martin and Bloom
  • “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander
  • “Killing Rage Ending Racism” by Bell Hooks
  • “Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism” by Bell Books
  • “Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness” by Simone Browne
  • “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein
  • “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Alex Hayley and Malcolm X
  • “Growing up X” by Ilyasah Shabazz
  • “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” by Frederick Douglass
  • “Assata: An Autobiography” by Assata Shakur
  • “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” by Paulo Freire
  • “The Case for Reparation” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Article)
  • “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin
  • “The Master’s Tool will never Dismantle The Master’s House” by Audre Lorde
  • “The Black Power Mixtape” 1967-1975 (Documentary)
  • “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi
  • “A Black Theology of Liberation” by James H. Cone
  • “Roots” by Alex Haley 

Talking to Children About Race

Mental Health Resources for People of Color

Black-Owned Businesses

Why support Black-owned businesses?

Supporting Black-owned businesses is a concrete and direct way to support and strengthen black communities. It also helps mitigate systemic disparities in economic opportunity faced by Black business-owners and Black Americans, in general. Read more about it here: How to find and support Black-owned businesses—and why it's important by Mashable.

Black-Owned Businesses in Boston

Black-Owned Business

Music and the Arts