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Educational Films Collection: Anti-Racism Video Resources

Guide to help use the Educational Films Collection

Anti-Racism

Angela Davis

In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist. -Angela Davis

Documentaries on Race in America

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America

An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. Works by James Baldwin can be accessed from the University Libraries.  

Whose Streets? 

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. 

The Talk: Race in America

This film documents the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. 

Racism, Non-Racism, and Anti-Racism

Being Antiracist - National Museum of African American History & Culture

This page provides helpful vocabulary relating to the concepts of racism and anti-racism. It also includes a short video about anti-racism featuring Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist

 

Non-Racism and Anti-Racism

This video features Marlon James discussing the differences between non-racism and anti-racism, as well as the reasons why being a non-racist is not enough. 

Feature Films About Race in America

Harriet

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad. 

Do the Right Thing

Racial tensions grow in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the hottest day of the summer. 

Bessie

This film focuses on Bessie Smith (legendary blues singer) and her transformation from a struggling young singer into the "Empress of the Blues."