Solidarity Resources

Black Lives Matter.

Here is a non-comprehensive collection of resources for taking action and being in solidarity with Black folks.

Note: Because I live in North Carolina in the United States and am an Asian American, these resources will probably be impacted by that lens.

Resource Collections

Black Lives Matter Resource Archive

Lesson Plan on Being a Better Ally: Justice in June, compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight

Open List of Black Lives Matter Ally Resources

5 Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Now

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

12 Ways to Be a White Ally to Black People

How to Support BML without Making It about You

Examples of Racial Gaslighting

Systemic Racism Explained

Non-Monetary Support Options

Non-Monetary Support Collection by Maria Camille

Places to Donate


Minnesota Freedom Fund

Reclaim the Block

Black Visions Collective

North Carolina

Take Action Chapel Hill: The Anti-Racist Activist Fund

NC Community Bail Fund of Durham

Durham Freedom Fighter Bond Fund

Fayetteville Police Accountability Community Taskforce (PACT)

Alamance County Community Bail Fund

Greensboro Mutual Aid via DraShonta Morris Brinson

Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Bail Fund

Charlotte Bail Fund CashApp via Jamie Marsicano

Charlotte Bail Fund Venmo

Asheville Final Straw Anarchist Radio

Book Recommendations (Non-Fiction)

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

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

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips

Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism by Derrick Bell

Separate: The Story of Plessy V. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation by Steve Luxenberg

What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y Davis

Solitary by Albert Woodfox

How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin

White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue … and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation by Lauren Michele Jackson

Jesus Land: A Memoir by Julia Scheeres

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

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

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi

Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches by Malcolm X

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals by Saidiya Hartman

Race Matters, 25th Anniversary by Cornel West

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers

Book Recommendations (Poetry & Fiction)

A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Remembrance by Rita Woods

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Colson Whitehead

The Tradition by Jericho Brown

We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems by Jessica Care Moore

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

The Broken Earth Trilogy: The Fifth Season, the Obelisk Gate, the Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin

Home by Toni Morrison

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Native Son by Richard Wright

Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Kindred (Novel) by Octavia E. Butler

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Pro Bono Lawyers for Protesters

United States (general / compilation)

Video with list of Pro Bono Lawyers for Protesters

North Carolina

Jason Keith – – 336-574-0368

Resources for Protesters

Protest Access: captions and transcripts for social justice content (a11y)

Books and Resources for Young People

Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma, and Race in a World of Nonstop News

Books by Innosanto Nagara

The Wedding Portrait by Innosanto Nagara

Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

M is for Movement by Innosanto Nagara

My Night in the Planetarium by Innosanto Nagara

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Stonewall: A Building. an Uprising. a Revolution by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Jamey Christoph