Juneteenth Resources

Juneteenth flag

June 19th, or Juneteenth as it is widely known, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Many companies celebrate the day by recognizing it as a paid holiday, supporting community organizations focused on racial justice, holding company-wide events to promote conversations on race, or by providing resources for employees to learn more about social justice issues.

Thank you to our members, especially Akamai Technologies, for sharing their collected resources below.

Books

Many of the books listed below can be purchased locally from Frugal Bookstore, a black-owned community bookstore in Roxbury.

  • “The New Jim Crow- Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
  • “Raising Our Hands” by Jenna Arnold
  • “Between the World and Me” by Ta Nehisi Coates
  • “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower” by Dr. Brittany Cooper
  • “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
  • “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • “On Juneteenth” by Annette Gordon-Reed
  • “How To Be An Antiracist” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 
  • “So You Want to Talk about Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
  • “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race” by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

TV Series, Movies, and Documentaries

  • 13th, Directed by Ava DuVernay – Netflix
  • When The See Us, Directed by Ava DuVernay – Netflix
  • The Hate U Give, Directed by George Tillman Jr.
  • American Son, Directed by Kenny Leon – Netflix
  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, Directed by Roger Ross Williams – Netflix
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, Directed by Barry Jenkins
  • Fruitvale Station, Directed by Ryan Coogler 
  • I Am Not Your Negro, Directed by Raoul Peck 
  • Just Mercy, Directed by Daniel Cretton
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble, Directed by Dawn Porter
  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Created by Emmanuel Acho