List contributed by NCSU Libraries. Selections chosen by Nubian Message Staff.

NCSU Libraries has compiled a list of resources created by and about black activists, writers, poets and filmmakers. Each these are available to the NC State community at NCSU Libraries. We’ve highlighted some of the resources below.


Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech That Transformed a Nation
Written by Clarence Benjamin Jones and Stuart Connelly

Bad Feminist: Essays
Written by Roxane Gay

Go Tell It On the Mountain
Written by James Baldwin

Wild Seed
Written by Octavia Butler

Men We Reaped: A Memoir
Written by Jesmyn Ward

Movies & Documentaries

Whose Streets?
Directed by Sabaah Folayan

Malcolm X
Directed by Spike Lee

The Black American Experience: Mary McLeod Bethune – Champion for Education
Directed by Brian Stewart

This Side of the River: Self-Determination and Survival in the Oldest Black Town in America
By the North Carolina Language and Life Project

Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed
Directed by Shola Lynch