Subject of the Month: 2023

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February's Subject of the Month

Black Resistance

Credit: Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

Selectors: Madelynne Rivenbark and Darrius Fielder

African Americans (and the Black diaspora) have resisted oppression in all forms to achieve progress and triumph that reflect the values of freedom, liberty, and justice for all. Exhibited across time in the arts, sports, philosophy, the political sphere and beyond, Black resistance has proven to be a powerful ideology and practice--one of many rights we reserve until all wrongs are reversed.

In this guide, we have provided a wealth of resources that help to tell the story of Black resistance in America via music, the visual realm and written word. We hope that you walk away from your time with this guide with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the struggle.

Soundtrack (Some songs contain adult language)



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Women In Black Resistance