Social Justice Resources

Trinity Episcopal Parish in Wilmington Delaware seeks social justice and equality where it does not exist today.  Our sensitivities to the problems in our modern society were highlighted when the George Floyd protests exploded through the US and the world during the height of the pandemic lockdown.  The problems can be addressed by reform in a wide range of areas: Police, Justice, Housing, Education, Employment, Voting rights and the list goes on in the City of Wilmington, the State of Delaware our region and country.  Our parish members volunteer their time and get involved in order to improve our community and make positive change to help others in need.  Below is a list of resources you might find helpful in order to learn more, raise your awareness and get involved in a cause that is close to your heart. This is a living document and if you have additional information to add please let us know.

Books

Non-fiction 

Roll Jordan Roll– Eugene Genovese

Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration-Isabelle Wilkerson

Fire Next Time– James Baldwin

Autobiography of Malcolm X– As told to Alex Haley

Malcolm X– Manning Marable

Between The World and Me– Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together  – in the Cafeteria and Other Conversations About Race – Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

 

Fiction

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings– Maya Angelou

The Underground Railroad-Colson Whitehead

The Bluest Eye-Toni Morrison

The Color Purple– Alice Walker

 

Anti-Racism

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

How to Be an Antiracist-Ibram X.Kendi

White Fragility– Robin Diangelo

So You Want to Talk About Race– Ijeoma Oluo

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson

 

Movies

Glory

Do the Right Thing

13th

Just Mercy

Green Book

If Beale Street Could Talk

12 Years A Slave

Malcolm X

Mississippi Burning

The Black Klansman

Crash

Selma

The Help