Waking Up

Dr. Martin Luther King said we should have tough minds and tender hearts.  He advocated continued education... reading, listening and continually learning as ways to toughen one's mind.  Below, are a list of resources we recommend to begin, or continue, your journey of personal enlightenment.

Books (Printed and Audiobook)

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black Rage by William Grier and Price Cobbs
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • Dreams of My Father by Barack Obama
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Post Traumatic Slave Disorder
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • The Greatest by Muhammad Ali
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It by Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
  • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates


  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 42
  • Black History Lost, Stolen or Strayed (You Tube)
  • Ethnic Notions (You Tube)
  • Harriet
  • Hidden Figures
  • Marshall
  • Nat Turner
  • Rosewood
  • Selma
  • The Butler
  • The Great Debaters

TED Talks and You Tube Content 

Interesting Articles