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Black History Month Resources


February 2023 is Black History Month.  Black health and wellness is this year's theme.

Below you will find a list of links to resources and educational materials on the Black American experience.

Living Lutheran of the ELCA is celebrating Black History Month with Talks at the Desk



Women of the ELCA Study and Engagement as Devotion During Black History Month

Essential Reading - Black History Books:

How We Fight for Our Lives, by Saeed Jones

The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., by Peniel Joseph

A Black Women's History of the United States, by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots, by Morgan Jerkins

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation, by Anna Malaika Tubbs

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Essential Black History Documentaries:

Who Killed Malcolm X? (2020)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

13th (2016)

Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (2008)

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

A Ballerina's Tale (2015)

The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story (2018)

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