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Resources for Black History Month

One of the great commands of the Scripture is to “love our neighbor as yourself”. Another command is to show hospitality to one another. If you don’t know someone’s background or culture, it is harder to love them well and show them proper hospitality. Black History Month is a great time to grow in your knowledge of the history and culture of our black brothers and sisters.

Below are some recommended resources:


Listen to these preachers and teachers:
Thabiti Anyabwile
Tony Carter
H.B. Charles, Jr.
Micah Edmondson
John Perkins
Carl Ellis, Jr.
Bobby Scott
Eric Mason
Ekemini Uwan

Jackie Hill Perry
Christina Edmondson
Trilla Newbell


Read these books:
Bloodlines by John Piper
Let Justice Roll Down and Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win by John Perkins
Free at Last by Carl Ellis
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Letters to a Birmingham Jail by Crawford Lorrits
Generous Justice by Tim Keller
More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City by Julius Wilson
When Helping Hurts by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett
Black and Free by Tom Skinner
Divided by Faith by Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith
How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind by Thomas C. Oden
A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow by David Chappel
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
January’s Sparrow by Patricia Polacco – children’s book
The Secret Game by Scott Ellsworth
The Burning by Tim Madigan

Watch: (all movie recommendations should be evaluated for your own conscience and for age appropriateness)

PBS Documentary – “Many Rivers to Cross”
Movie – “Selma”
Movie – “The Great Debaters”
Movie – “Remember the Titans”
Movie – “Hidden Figures”
Movie – “Race”
Movie – “Fences”
Movie – “Glory Road”
Movie – “42”

Movie – “13”


The Front Porch blog
Reformed African American Network – The Witness