Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations.
In honor of Black History Month 2022, we’re sharing a compiled list of our community’s and staff’s favorite resources to learn about Black history, culture, and experience.
We invite you to engage in this celebration this February and all year!
- 28 Reasons to Love Black St. Louis – IG: @fortheculturestl
- Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America
- The New Jim Crow
- How to Be an Antiracist
- White Fragility
- Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
- So You Want to Talk about Race
- Stamped from the Beginning
- Reconstruction – America After the Civil War
- When They See Us
- I Am Not Your Negro
- Dark Girls
- Whose Streets?
Films & Television
- 12 Years A Slave
- Hidden Figures
- Just Mercy
- The Great Debaters
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- The Hate U Give
- Seven Seconds
- The Lie That Invented Racism
- We Need to Talk About an injustice
- The Danger of a Single Story
- The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist
- What is Juneteenth?
- The Case For Reparations
- Letter From Birmingham Jail
- Anti-racism resources
- A guide to how you can support marginalized communities.
- Robin DiAngelo: How ‘white fragility’ supports racism and how whites can stop it