Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arkansas Libraries

This library guide aims to provide diversity resources and services to students, faculty, and library staff.


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Research Guides Related to Black Issues + History

BAD Times Honors Forum

The BAD Times Honors Forum Playlist is a series of recorded lectures from the BAD Times Honors College class, taught in Fall 2020. An incredible resource for learning more about the history of Black students and activism in North West Arkansas as well as the current movement of Black activism and advocacy at the University of Arkansas.

Black History Month Reading List

Up from slavery : an autobiography, Booker T. Washington (author)
Native son, Richard Wright (Author)
The bluest eye, Toni Morrison (Author)
Charleston syllabus : readings on race, racism, and racial violence / edited by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain
A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines
All the women are White, all the Blacks are men, but some of us are brave : Black women's studies / edited by Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith
Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Black prophetic fire : in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf and Cornel West
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
White teeth : a novel by Zadie Smith
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Black boy : a record of childhood and youth / by Richard Wright
Under the udala trees, Chinelo Okparanta (Author)
A raisin in the sun / Lorraine Hansberry ; with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff
On beauty, Zadie Smith (Author)
When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele (Author)
The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race, Jesmyn Ward (Editor)
Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison (Author)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou (Author)
Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? : and other conversations about race, Beverly Daniel Tatum (Author)
Go tell it on the mountain, James Baldwin (Author)
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave, Frederick Douglas (Author)
For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf : a choreopoem, Ntozake Shange (Author)
Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance, Barack Obama (Author)
Assata : an autobiography, Assata Shakur (Author)
Ain't I a woman : Black women and feminism, bell hooks (Author)
Race matters, Cornel West (Author)
Racism without racists: color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (Author)
This bridge called my back : writings by radical women of color, CherrĂ­e Moraga, Gloria AnzaldĂșa (Authors)
Women, race & class, Angela Y. Davis (Author)
Their eyes were watching God, Zora Neale Hurston (Author)
The fire next time, James Baldwin (Author)
Even the stars look lonesome, Maya Angelou (Author)
The yellow house, Sarah M. Broom (Author)

Black History Month Reading Poster

Suggested Viewing and Reading - BLM 2020

This a list of resources and ideas compiled from suggestions and ideas from the UArk Community. Special thanks to Dr. Caree A. Banton and Beth Juhl for suggestions.