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Books – Deeper Dives or Specific Issues

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

James H Cone (Orbis, 2011)

At Canaan’s Edge

Taylor Branch (Simon & Schuster, 2007)

Coming of Age in Mississippi

Anne Moody (Dell, 1992)

Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America

Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith (Oxford UP, 2000)

Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation

Miroslav Volf (Abingdon, 1996)

Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World and How to Repair It All

Lisa Sharon Harper

Freedom's Daughters

Lynne Olson (Scribner, 2002)

Hands on the Freedom Plow

Faith S. Holsaert (University of Illinois Press, 2012)

Jesus and the Disinherited

Howard Thurman (Beacon, 1976)

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau, 2014)

A movie based on the book is also available. Watch trailer

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander (New Press, 2012)

Parting the Waters

Taylor Branch (Simon & Schuster, 1989)

Pillar of Fire

Taylor Branch (Simon & Schuster, 1999)

Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times

Soong-Chan Rah (IVP, 2015)

Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation

David Leong (IVP, 2017)

Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

Esau McCaulley

Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing

Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice (IVP, 2008)

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores

Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Tribe: Why Do All Our Friends Look Just Like Us?

Sandra Unger (Fortress Press, 2020)

Voices of Freedom

Henry Hampton, Steve Fayer (Bantam, 1991)

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin DiAngelo (Beacon, 2018)

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