Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race.  The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people.

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

TEACHING FOR CHANGE shares a collection of teaching ideas and resources on the Movement for Black Lives. This resource collection was originally published in August of 2014, after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Updated September 2016.


AAHISTORYK12.COM is a unique website that provides students, teachers, and lifelong learners with links to a variety of online resources that focus on African and African American history and culture. Explore and share these links and resources on this site with friends.

Race - The Power of an Illusion is a three part documentary series that aired on PBS . The film questions the very idea of race as innate biology.  Yet race still matters because the idea of race shapes life chances and opportunities.


According to CAMPAIGN ZERO we can live in a world where the police don't kill people - by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability. This site provides solutions that groups can easily advocate for in their local communities.

To address the low achievement of black males, this article in EDUCATION WEEK suggests that schools must be willing to accept that there are ways of looking at the world, modes of communication, and approaches to teaching and learning that are unique to black males.

Photo by Elizabeth Littlejohn.

Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status