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Journalism & Mass Communication Anti-Racism Resources : Books, Articles, Films

Selected Books

Films & TV

Available on Kanopy (available to all UW-Madison staff, faculty, and students): 

*All films listed are documentaries and are just a small selection of what is available. 

  • Bell Hooks: Cultural Criticism & Transformation 
  • Black Is...Black Ain't
  • Ethnic Notions
  • Goin' To Chicago
  • Hoop Dreams 
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Ida B. Wells: A Passion For Justice
  • James Baldwin: The Price Of A Ticket
  • Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
  • The New Black
  • Out In The Night
  • Race: The Power of Illusion
  • Soul Food
  • Tongues United
  • White Like Me 

Available on Netflix:

  • 13th (Documentary)
  • Dear White People (TV Series) 
  • The Force (Documentary)
  • LA92 (Documentary)
  • Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (Documentary)
  • The Life And Death of Marsha P. Johnson (Documentary)
  • Moonlight (Film)
  • Mudbound (Film)
  • Pose (TV Series)
  • Seven Seconds (Miniseries)
  • Strong Island (Documentary)
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? (Documentary)
  • When They See Us (Miniseries) 

Available on Hulu:

  • The Hate U Give (Film)
  • Hidden Figures (Film)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Film)
  • Queen Sugar (TV Series)

Available on Amazon Prime:

  • 4 Little Girls (Documentary)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (Documentary)
  • The Central Park Five (Documentary)
  • Dark Girls (Documentary)
  • Dispatches From Cleaveland (Documentary)
  • Freedom Riders (Documentary)
  • Hidden Figures (Film)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Film)
  • Kiki (Documentary) 
  • LA92 (Documentary)
  • Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Documentary)
  • Selma (Film)
  • Whose Streets (Documentary) 



For historical/early editions of the national newspapers please see either the student or teacher resources tab, listed under resources.





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