MSMC Celebrates Black History Month

As an ongoing celebration of Black History Month, we wanted to highlight a few books, films, podcasts, and more that we recommend to the campus community. Items available in Kaplan Library are linked (in blue) below.


by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Born a Crime
by Trevor Noah

Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi 

Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities
by Craig Steven Wilder

Farming While Black
by Leah Penniman

The Half has Never been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
by Edward E. Baptist

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
(see the link to the film version below)

Just Mercy
by Bryan Stevenson

by Octavia Butler

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Vashti Harrison

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander 

River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom
by Walter Johnson 

Stokely: A Life
by Peniel E. Joseph

Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism
by Stokely Carmichael

The Undeground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead

The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates




A Ballerina's Tale

Black Panther
Nominated for Best Picture (2019); won Oscar for Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Production Design

Hair Love
Oscar winner for Best Animated Short Film


The Hate U Give
(see the link to the book version above)

Hidden Figures
Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (2017), Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress

I Am Not Your Negro
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature (2016); won BAFTA for Best Documentary

Just Mercy

Oscar winner for Best Picture (2017)

Nominated for Best Picture (2015); won for Best Original Song


Code Switch 

Ear Hustle

Fresh Air Interview with Bryan Stevenson

Two Dope Queens


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