20 Resources to Read, Watch and Stream to Celebrate Black History Month
02/27/20 by Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee
It's Black History Month, one of the first month-long celebrations this year serving as a vital reminder that recognizing where we came from as a society is almost as important as where we are headed - especially when it comes to diversity and inclusion. If you're looking for resources to help you understand and develop a mindset of diversity and inclusion as a professional, this list of media to explore is a great place to start celebrating Black History.
Furthermore, this is an ideal time for companies and individuals to recognize the importance of celebrating Black History and the role that diversity and inclusion play in today’s world. While conversations around these topics and celebration of diverse voices should be a year-round initiative, Black History Month is a reminder of the courage and perseverance of many inspirational individuals who tirelessly worked for and continue to be a voice for very basic human rights.
As part of this, our Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee put together a list of some resources available, which we shared internally with our own employees this month, for anyone interested in taking a deeper and closer look to celebrate Black history in all its forms around the world.
Below are 20 Black History Month Resources for you to start with.*
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
- But Some Of Us Are Brave by Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull & Patricia Bell-Scott
- Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
- The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- The Black Tax by Shawn Rochester
- The New Black Tax and the Cost of Being a Minority in Tech
- 17 Most Prominent Black Tech Experts from History & Today
- Hidden Figures
- Hair Love
- The Color Purple
- 12 Years A Slave
- The Butler
- When They See Us - Netflix
- 13th - Netflix
- Tressie McMillan Cottom presents "Thick" - YouTube
- Code Switch Podcast: journalists who examine the intersections of race, ethnicity and culture and how these themes impact our lives.
- Living Corporate Podcast: a who’s who in the corporate diversity and inclusion space. The podcast highlights the experiences and perspectives of different professionals of color.
- In Black America: profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America.
For more information on Black History Month, please check out: https://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/black-history.html
*We are not affiliated with or sponsored by the owners of any of this content, this list was curated organically, and we will receive no revenue from any of the resources listed.