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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Media Resources

Anti-Racism Guide

For additional resources, please visit Salem Library's Anti-Racism Research Guide

Suggested Reading

book cover for Between the World and Me

What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. 

Book cover for The New Jim Crow

With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." 

book cover for White Fragility

In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. Download readers guides at

Listen, Read, Watch


When Civility Is Used As A Cudgel Against People Of Color – All Things Considered, NPR

When Calling The Po-Po Is A No-No – Code Switch, NPR, podcast

Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback? – Code Switch, NPR, podcast

“Feminism” by Denver Team, 2014 Brave New Voices Finals (Note: one explicit word in the beginning of spoken word poem) (Youtube)

Karen, Miss Ann & America's History Of Entitled White Women – NPR’s Code Switch, (Youtube) 

Jason Reynolds: Honesty, Joy, and Anti-Racism | BookTube – Discussion with the Author about Stamped:Remix 




DVDs owned by Salem Library can be checked out through curbside service. If you have any questions, please email

  • Hidden Figures (Salem Library DVD, Disney+) 
  • Selma (Salem Library DVD)
  • Dreamgirls (Salem Library DVD)
  • The Wiz (Salem Library DVD)
  • Ma’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (Netflix)
  • Just Mercy (HBO Max)
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • Harriet (HBO Max)
  • Us (HBO Max)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • Selah and the Spades (Prime Video)
  • Black Panther (Disney+)