What's Code Switch? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.
In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story.“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.
Intersectionality Matters is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation. What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world.
Into America is a show about everyday people, and the power politics and policies have in shaping our lives. As the nation faces a health crisis that is unprecedented in the modern era, host Trymaine Lee helps Americans share their stories. He holds policymakers to account. And he’s joined by a team of NBC News journalists to make sense of this extraordinary moment in American life. This is how America sounds. This is Into America.
In Black America profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America.
Produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network, "Light Girls" is an in-depth study of the advantages and disadvantages of being a light skinned woman. "Light Girls" emphasizes the importance of healing and taking action. This is a playlist that includes the full 1.5 hour episode plus 7 additioonal clips. It may be viewed in the libguide or on youtube.com.
The Oprah Winfrey Network made this playlist to begin with "Dark Girls 2" but clicking through to YouTube will display 17 videos in the playlist and second on the list is "Dark Girls 1." These are powerful documentaries from D. Channsin Berry that explore the prejudices darker-skinned women face around the world.
13th is currently available to stream for free on several platforms, however Netflix could decide to change its status at any time. If you can't get the access you need, please contact a librarian.
I Am Not Your Negro is currently available to stream for free on several platforms, however Netflix could decide to change its status at any time. If you can't get the access you need, please contact a librarian.
The titles listed below are available via personal subscription through the indicated platform and are intended for personal viewing. Use of Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, etc. in the classroom is a violation of copyright laws. Netflix does provide some documentaries for educational screenings. Please refer to that website to determine what titles are available.
When They See Us
Teach Us All
Brene Brown: The Call to Courage,
Brene Brown: Becoming
Inequality for All
They Gotta Have Us
War Against Women
America to Me
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The Hate U Give
Sorry to Bother You
If Beale Street Could Talk