This list is not exhaustive, and represents a selection of what is available at the library. However, it can serve as a starting point to understanding, learning, and empathy.
How to be an antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
How we fight white supremacy : a field guide to Black resistance by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin
Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
White fragility : why it’s so hard for White people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo
The slave’s cause : a history of abolition by Manisha Sinha
The slave ship : a human history by Marcus Rediker
I’m still here : black dignity in a world made for whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
February, 1965, the final speeches by Malcolm X
American poison : how racial hostility destroyed our promise by Eduardo Porter
A black women’s history of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali N. Gross
The blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson
Redemption : Martin Luther King Jr.’s last 31 hours by Joseph Rosenbloom