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Black Lives Matter Resources

How to be an Ally and stick with it

Karolien Wilmots
Karolien Wilmots
+August 01, 2020

Now that the big storm has mostly passed, people are starting to forget about the resolutions they made regarding Black Lives Matter, just like we all do around New Years. But that doesn’t mean it is all over.

So, we can do better. Keep this list bookmarked somewhere, add the movies and series to your ‘to watch’ list, add the books to your ‘to read’ list. You don’t have to get through the list in a month, that’s not very likely to happen. Rather put an alarm in your phone to remind you to choose something from you BLM-lists and commit to finish it. This way it doesn’t feel as forced and you will retain much more, as well as actually continue to learn. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Off you go!

To Watch:



American Son


Dear White People

Fruitvale Station


LA 92



Seven Seconds

Strong Island

Teach Us All

The Black Godfather

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Time: The Kalief Browder Story

Trial by Media: 41 shots

What happened, Miss Simone?

When They See Us

Amazon Prime:

Black America since MLK: And I Still Rise

I Am Not Your Negro

Just Mercy

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Black Power Mixtape

The Hate You Give


Crime + Punishment

How Racist Are You? - Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise


Black Stories presents: Your Attention Please

If Beale Street Could Talk

Sorry to Bother You

Whose Streets?

To Read:

Barracoon: The Story Of The Last Slave - Zora Neale Hurston

Beloved - Toni Morrison

Between The World And Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Bodies, White Bodies - Sander L Gilman

Brit-Ish - Afua Hirsch

Case For Reparations - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle - Angela Davis

How To Be An Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

Inglorious Empire: What The British Did To India - Shashi Tharoor

Me and white supremacy – Layla F. Saad

Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - Akala

No Humans Involved - Sylvia Wynter

Race, Writing, and Difference anthology - Henry Louis Gates Jr.

So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America - Ibram X Kendi

The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin

The Good Immigrant: 21 Writers Explore What It Means To Be Black, Asian, And Minority Ethnic In Britain Today edited - Nikesh Shukla

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander

They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement - Wesley Lowery

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color – ed. Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

White fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about Racism – Robin DiAngelo

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

Your Silence Will Not Protect You - Audre Lorde

Further Resources:

All kinds of free reading on BLM-history: Black History Month Library – Charles

Resources For Photographers:

Resources on Anti-Racism Work - Authority Collective

Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism

Anti Racism Resources - Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice - Corinne Shutack

Anti-racism Resource Guide - Tasha K

Karolien Wilmots
Karolien Wilmots

A Belgian photographer based in Paris with a background in literature. Karolien’s work is based on...

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