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Just so we don’t forget that Black history is actually relevant all year long, I thought I’d share another great list from the newsletter The Meteor. (I am LOVING The Meteor. It’s written by journalists, artists, filmmakers who are working to advance gender and racial justice and equity.) Ayesha Johnson from The Meteor gave us her excellent list for “an essential way to understand Black history”.

TV Shows/Movies

· “The 1619 Project”

· “High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America”

· “Black Hollywood: They’ve Gotta Have Us”

· “Hidden Figures”

· “Summer of Soul”

· “Toni Morrison: Black Matters”

· “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

· “I Am Not Your Negro”

· “Judas and the Black Messiah”


· Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

· A Little Devil In America by Anna Malaika Tubbs

· On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

· America on Fire by Elizabeth Hinton

· A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nichole Gross

· How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

· The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

· Ain’t I a Woman? by bell hooks