Links – Film, History, & Literature


The Root, on-line magazine presided over by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Trayvon Martin, questions & links


A glowing review of “The Butler,” by David Denby (surprised?). And another at The Root.


Review of “Fruiitvale Station” in The New York Times


“Lincoln,” the movie – a page with links to critical reviews


Benjamin DeMott, essay on cinema & race


The Two Nations of Black America,


Readings & Links for Two Nations


Data, charts, overviews of inequity in the USA


Herman Melville, “Benito Cereno,” & The Piazza Tales


Links for African-American History


Richard Hofstadter, essay on Lincoln


“Nate Parker & The Limits of Empathy,” on the new “Birth of a Nation”


Inside the Nate Parker Rape Case



Looking for Accountability in

Police-Involved Deaths of Blacks, NYT



Frederick Douglass’s Faith in Photography


Frederick Douglass Used Photographs To Force The Nation To Begin Addressing Racism



Black America & the Class Divide


A Blues for Albert Murray








Additional Links


Looking for Lincoln

Reconstruction: The Second Civil War

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

JSTOR, where you can find scholarly articles

Eric Foner, Meaning of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation

Winslow Homer, Near Andersonville, The Gulf Stream

Peter H. Wood, Huggins lecture on Winslow Homer

Without Sanctuary, on lynching; photographs from the site

Lawrence Goodwyn, Populist Dreams and Negro Rights

W.E.B. Dubois, various works, including The Souls of Black Folk, at Project Gutenberg

Ida Wells, Southern Horrors, also available here

The Washington Post, “Fifty years after March on Washington, economic gap between blacks, whites persists”

Slide presentation on the causes of the Civil War

Following King’s Path, and Trying to Galvanize a New Generation,” coverage by The New York Times of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, 1963


Related stories in The Times: March on Washington Original Coverage; A Dream Examined; Witnesses to History; Views of Fitful Progress



Ella Baker & Fannie Lou Hamer: Men may have “led” the Civil Rights Movement, but women organized it. On this, see the course readings by Charles Payne.

Suggestions for Reading and Writing – check it out!

More Writing Tips


H335 – New & Important Links



Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Case for Reparations

and other stories by Coates in The Atlantic



Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright’s Blues



Without Sanctuary, graphic photographs of lynching



Zora Neale Hurston, Digital Library