(Image in Header) Montgomery, AL Black Lives Matter painting around the fountain, where slaves were paraded around to be auctioned off.
June 19, 2020 aka Juneteenth, celebrates 155 years of African American nationally commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Are African American’s REALLY Free?
inCity Magazine has created a list of action items, must reads and must see.
- Seek out and listen to local Black-led organizations and leadership. Know your history.
- Commit to naming, understanding and uprooting all forms of racism and white supremacy.
- Be actively anti-racist in every facet of your life.
- Support the Black Lives Matter movement and organizations on the front lines.
- Advocate for racial equity and social justice reform.
- Register to vote and VOTE!
- Complete the census.
- Research and learn about Juneteenth.
- The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein
- NPR: “The Color of Law” Details How Housing Policies Created Segregation
- Evicted, by Matthew Desmond
- White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson
- Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race, by Frances Kendall
- How to Be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped, by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
- So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son, by Tim Wise
- The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations
- The Marshall Project: Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem With Race
- The New York Times: Turning the call for racial reckonings back on the U.S.