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BooksThings to watchSocial media accounts to followPlaces to donateArticles and blogsPodcastsTrainingOrganisations / movements to look upPetitions / surveysOther lists of resources
Swing & Blues music/dance history resources
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General anti-racism booksFilms
Obsidian Tea (Patreon and FB account, a lot aimed at dancers)
blacklivesmatter.comEducational / tips / things you can doBlack Music in Europe (BBC Radio 4)Anti-racist trainingblacklivesmatter.comUS based petitions
Anti-Racism Resources: Sarah Sophie Flicker & Alyssa Klein
Fife and Drum - Keeping the Mississippi Rhythm alive
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Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates12 Years a SlaveCheck Your PrivilegeUK Black Lives Matter FundArticle on understanding White PrivilegeAbout Race with Reni podcastRachel Cargle's 'Do The Work'Stand Up To RacismImpact of Omission SurveyNatl Resource List #GeorgeFloyd+Blacks and Vaudeville [documentary]
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Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored - Jeffrey BoakyeA United KingdomRachel CargleRunnymede TrustObsidian Tea what you can doTeaching hard history podcastBystander intervention trainingShow Racism the Red CardUK based petitionsHow to support Black Lives MatterHistory of The Cakewalk
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Dying of Whiteness - Jonathan MetziBlacKkKlansmanBree NewsomeBlack Ticket ProjectFor Our White Friends Desiring To Be AlliesInterview with Ibram X. Kendi
Hard Conversations: An Introduction to Racism and Its Undoing
racereflections.co.ukChildren's booksElla Fitzgerald - Just One of Those Things
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Eloquent Rage - Brittney CooperBlindspottingEbony JaniceTara ArtsRacial equality toolsThe Track: interview with Marie N'diayeCatrice M Jackson: Anti-racism workshops and coursesWhy Is My Curriculum WhiteWays you can helpLeadbelly [biopic]
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Fatal Invention - Dorothy RobertsDa 5 BloodsEthel's ClubBlack Cultural ArchivesWhat's the difference between prejudice and racism?The Track: interview with LaTasha BarnesWhat is African Dance? (Lecture Series)
The London Campaign Against Police and State Violence
Documentaries listAlberta Hunter - My Castle's Rockin'
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History Teaches Us To Resist - Mary Frances BerryDreamgirlsNo White SavioursSARI22 Ways to Recognise if You Are a Spiritual Colonialists or Have Been OneThe Track: interview with Norma MillerEuropean Network Against RacismLoads of great ways to help from a UK perspectiveMartin Scorsese presents The Blues
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Hood Feminism - Mikki KendallHarriet [biopic of Harriet Tubman]Darren Chetty (@rapclassroom)Southall Black SistersWhen Spiritual Bypassing Meets Racism Meets Gaslighting
The Track: interview with Remy Kouakou Kouame
Alies For ChangeA booklist for white readersMoonshine and Mojo Hands
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How Not To Get Shot - D. L. HughleyHidden Figures (caveat of white saviour narrative - please see video in 'Educational' things to watch)Candice Carty-WilliamsThe Stephen Lawrence Charitable TrustHow to write to your MPThe Track: interview with Dawn HamptonAnti-Racist Platform (UK)Anti racism resources for white peopleQuarantine Speak-Loudly ep. #7 - Solidarity Concert & Roundtable
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How to Be an Ally if You Are a Person with Privilege - Frances E. KendallMoonlight Slay in Your LaneUK Black PrideRelevance of George Floyd killing to UK and what you can doThe Track: interview with Ryan Francois
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How To Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. KendiMudbound [Netflix]#CharitySoWhiteMovement For Black LivesTips for Organisations Wanting to State Solidarity with Black CommunitiesBritain's reckoning with its racist past
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How to Argue With A Racist - Adam RutherfordQueen and SlimUK Black Lives Matter (@ukblm)Color of ChangeObsidian Tea: Making hard conversations easierCode Switch: Now Why, White People?Masterlist of anti-racist reading, petitions, templates to write to MPs, places to donateSidemen - Long Road to Glory
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Me and White Supremacy - Layla SaadRace [Jesse Owens biopic]#istandsosracism.euMartin Luther King Knew That There’s Nothing Peaceful About Nonviolence If You’re Doing It RightRobin DiAngelo Critical Race & Social Justice Education resourcesThe Spirit Moves - Part I
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On the Other Side of FreedomSelf Made [Netflix]Layla SaadMinnesota Freedom Fund Talking About Race - National Museum of African-American History & Culture1619 (New York Times podcast)
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Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence - Derald Wing SueSelmaRachel RickettsObsidian Tea
Open Yale University: African American History - From Emancipation to the Present
No White Saviours
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So You Want To Talk About Race - Ijeoma OluoSorry to Bother YouThe Great UnlearnBlack Visions CollectiveWhy celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than everPOD SAVE THE PEOPLEWhite Privilege Resource Guide: Uni of San FranciscoThe Spirit Moves - Part II
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Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You - Ibram X. Kendi & Jason ReynoldsThe ButlerIbram X. KendiRainbow Noir6 Mistakes White Parents Make About Race
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Superior - Angela SainiThe Colour Purple Reni Eddo-LodgeResourcing Racial JusticePerformative allyship vs. Real allyshipAnti-racist Resource Guide (Victoria Alexander)The Two Killings of Sam Cooke [Netflix]
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The Myth of Race - Robert SussmanThe Get Down [Netflix]theRootmemorialfamilyfund.org.ukJuneteenthThe anti-racist starter packPlenty of Good Women Dancers [documentary]
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They Can't Kill Us All - Wesley LoweryThe Hate U GiveGuilaine Kinouani (@KGuilaine)Victim SupportBlack people need stronger white allies - here's how you can be oneBlack History Month LibraryPiano Blues [documentary by Clint Eastwood]
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Thick: And Other Essays - Tressie McMillan CottomJust MercyClint Smith (@ClintSmithIII)Stand Up To RacismHow Racism Was First Officially Codified in 15th-Century SpainBlack-owned businesses UK - Part IBlack Music in Europe - A Hidden History
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Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice - Paul KivelThe Girls in the BandSonya Renee TaylorShow Racism the Red CardEqual Justice InitiativeBlack-owned businesses UK - Part II
Bulldaggers & Lady lovers (queer identity in Harlem Renaissance)
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White Fragility. Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism - Robin DiAngelo
Desiree Lynn AdawayThe Black Curriculum (UK)Afropean - Adventures in Black EuropeBlack Organisations Supporting Young PeopleThe true origins of the Blues
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Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race - Reni Eddo-LodgeBernice KingMusic Maker Relief FoundationLegacies of British Slave-ownership (research database by University College London)Square dancing tradition is a tool of white supremacy
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Blair Amadeus ImaniJazz at Lincoln Center (NYC)https://authenticjazzdance.wordpress.com/
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Biographies and personal storiesGal-dem (@galdemzine)Help Us Help HarlemNo drums allowed: Afro-Rhythm mutations in North America
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Becoming - Michelle ObamaBlackness, Whiteness and Blues (Facebook group)Preservation Hall FoundationILHC Legacy series
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Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi CoatesA Guide to White PrivilegeBlack Lindy Hoppers FundDance / music / art relatedLindy Hop Study Material
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Forced Out - Kevin MaxwellVictoria Alexander (@victoriaalxndr)
What white swing dancers can do to address systemic racism and support black dancers
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The Good Immigrant - edited by Nikesh ShuklaInquest (@inquest_org)Our responsibilities as swing and blues dance leaders
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca SklootDocumentariesJCWI (@JCWI_UK)Obsidian Tea: A Letter to the White Blues Dance Community
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Malcolm X - Alex Haley13th [Netflix]United Families & Friends (@UFFCampaign)Ellie Koepplinger: Why I Stopped Blues Dancing
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Afropean - Johnny PittsBlack Wall Street [documentary]The 4Front Project (@4FrontProject)Black Britain in Colour
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Don't Touch My Hair - Emma DabiriJim Crow of the NorthAfropean CultureHow 'Strange Fruit' Killed Billie Holiday
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Evicted - Matthew DesmondMaya Angelou - And Still I Rise (film)Shadow and ActWhy study the Lindy Hop?
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I'm Still Here - Austin Channing BrownThe Black Panthers: Vanguard of the RevolutionQuestions for Event Organizers, Teachers, and Scene Leaders in the Lindy Hop Community
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Natives - AkalaThe Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975The history of African American gays and lesbians on Chicago's South Side
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The Color of Water - James McBrideThe racial wealth gapResearch
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The Fire Next Time - James BaldwinThe Two Killings of Sam Cooke [Netflix]
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The Skin We're In - Desmond ColeWho Killed Malcom X [Netflix)Academic articles making up a #BLM syllabus: free until Aug 31 2020
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Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" - Zora Neale HurstonI Am Not Your Negro [Netflix]
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The Assassination of Fred Hampton - Jeffrey HaasBlack & British - A Forgotten HistoryPersonal stories
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Hidden Figures - Margot Lee ShetterlyI am the BluesConfessions of a former cop
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My Vanishing Country - Bakari SellersSeries
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Dear White People [Netlfix]
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History of racism / historical accountsSeven Seconds [Netflix]
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A People's History of the United States - Howard ZinnThe Kalief Browder Story
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A Different Mirror - Ronald TakakiWatchmen (TV Series)
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Capital and Ideology - Thomas PikettyWhen They See Us [Netflix]
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Historicizing Race - Marius Turda, Maria Sophia QuinePose [Netflix]
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Inglorious Empire - Shashi Tharoor
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Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W LoewenEducational videos
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Stamped From The Beginning - Ibram X. KendiA Class Divided
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The Burning House - Anders WalkerJim Crow and America's Racism Explained
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The Wages of Whiteness - David RoedigerSystemic Racism Explained
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The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel WilkersonWhat is Juneteenth?
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How the South Won the Civil War - Heather Cox RichardsonWhy Juneteenth Is Important for America
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Yale lecture series on American history
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FictionIt's time to unpack white fragility
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Queenie - Candice Carty-WilliamsWhite Saviour movies & Hollywood (relevant to Hidden Figures)
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Girl, Woman, Other - Bernadine EvaristoThe Truth About the Confederacy in the United States
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Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieInterviews and conversations
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An American Marriage - Tayari JonesA Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott
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Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi AdeyemiColour of Fear
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Noughts & Crosses - Malorie BlackmanQuarantine Speak-Loudly ep. #7 - Solidarity Concert & Roundtable
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Small Island - Andrea LevyDwelling Together in Diverse Spaces
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Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
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Race, crime and the justice systemTed Talks & Speeches
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The Condemnation of Blackness - Khalil Gibran MuhammedRachel Carge Public Address on Revolution
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The New Jim Crow - Michelle AlexanderTed Talk from The Bail Project
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The End of Policing - Alex S. VitaleNo One Can See Me Cry: Understanding Mental Health Issues for BAME Academics, Professional Staff and Students in Higher Education
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Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? - Maya SchenwarDance and music related
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Nobody - Marc Lamont HillAlvin Ailey Dance Company
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Amazing Grace
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Feminist worksBayou Maharajah
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Aint I A Woman - Bell HooksAlberta Hunter - My Castle's Rockin'
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Bad Feminist - Roxanne GayBessie [biopic of Bessie Smith feat. Queen Latifah]
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Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill CollinsBolden
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How We Get Free - Keeanga-Yamhtta TaylorCadillac Records
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Killing Rage Ending Racism - Bell HooksDance Theatre of Harlem
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Living a Feminist Life - Sara AhmedElla Fitzgerald - Just One of Those Things
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Sister Outsider - Audre LordeGet On Up [biopic of James Brown]
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Women Race & Class - Angela DavisHamilton [Broadway musical]
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Zami - Audre LordeHip Hop Evolution [Netflix]
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In The Heights (2021)
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Critical race theoryLeadbelly [biopic]
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Black Skin White Masks - Frantz FanonMartin Scorsese presents The Blues
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Miles Ahead [biopic of Miles Davis]
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Dance and music relatedMoonshine and Mojo Hands
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Modern Dance, Negro Dance: Race in Motion - Susan ManningRay [Ray Charles biopic]
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Hold Tight - Jeffrey BoakyeSidemen - Long Road to Glory
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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism - Angela Y. DavisThe Spirit Moves - Part I
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Jookin’: The rise of social dance formations in African-American culture - Katrina Hazzard-GordonThe Spirit Moves - Part II
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Steppin’ on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance - Jacqui Malone
Wattstax 1973
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Black Dance From 1619 to Today - Lynne Fauley EmeryWhat happened, Miss Simone? [Netflix]
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Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader edited - Julie MalnigFife and Drum - Keeping the Mississippi Rhythm alive
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Blues: The Complete Story - Bob Allen and Julia RolfBlacks and Vaudeville [documentary]
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All Music Guide to Blues - Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, & Vladimir BogdanovIf Cities Could Dance [series of short vids]
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Blues People - LeRoi JonesMoncell Durden on connection between black social dances & hip hop