Juneteenth Resources

June 19, 2020

As we celebrate Juneteenth and reflect on the work against racism still ahead of us, Secretary and Vice President for University Life Kimberly Goff-Crews shares learning resources to watch, listen to, and read. Much of the content was originally compiled by Webflow. The material will be familiar to some readers, new to others, and, it is hoped, inspiring to all.


Historian Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott lectures on the history of Juneteenth

The Racial Wealth Gap – Senator Corey Booker and others

Michelle Alexander, “The New Jim Crow” (2013)

How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them (2014)

Black Lives Matter: The history of a movement

Celebrating Juneteenth with the Solomon Sir Jones films


Celebrate Juneteenth!

Brene Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to be Antiracist

Renee Watson and antiracism scholar Ibram Kendi on how to teach your children to be antiracist ​​​​​​​


Chef, author, musician Lazarus Lynch: “This year I don’t feel like celebrating. Instead, I’m cooking barbecue in memory of Black lives lost.”

New York Times Columnist Jamelle Bouie on Why Juneteenth Matters: It was Black Americans who delivered on Lincoln’s promise of “a new birth of freedom.”

Author Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Reading List

Ijeoma Oluo shares advice on how to talk to your parents about racism

Jemele Hill with Ibram X. Kendi on How to be Antiracisit

Ta-Nehisi Coates on The Enduring Solidarity of Whiteness (2016)

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration (2015)