Essential Resources for Professionals and Nonprofits
Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter for Nonprofits – National Council of Nonprofits
Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion – Harvard Business Review
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – NAACP
The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be – McKinsey Global Institute
Martin Luther King Jr.: 50 Years Later, His Battles Live On – The New York Times
World House Podcast from Stanford University’s The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute. This podcast series shares the work of the King Institute to archive and publish a definitive collection of the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the process, researchers continue to learn remarkable details about Dr. King at every stage of his life. Through these 21 podcasts, notable scholars and historians discuss key events and the influences leading up to them.
On Purpose with Jay Shetty: Interviews with the Dearly Departed: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King shares the best advice he received from his mother, why we treat others wrong, and what your life’s blueprint should include for a meaningful human experience. He also explains his dissatisfaction with the results that followed his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.”
Getting Ahead of the Curve with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity – Candid. Learning – FREE – 1.5 hours
Beyond the Board Statement: How can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice (2 Parts) – Nonprofit Quarterly – FREE – 2 hours
How racial bias works – TEDTalk – FREE – 0.25 hours
Branch, Taylor. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65. Beginning with the Nation of Islam and conflict over racial separatism, Pillar of Fire takes the reader to Mississippi and Alabama: Birmingham, the murder of Medgar Evers, the “March on Washington,” the Civil Rights Act, and voter registration drives. In 1964, King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Branch’s trilogy makes clear why the Civil Rights Movement, and indeed King’s leadership, are among the nation’s enduring achievements. In bringing these decades alive, preserving the integrity of those who marched and died, Branch gives us a crucial part of our history and heritage.
King, Martin Luther. In a Single Garment of Destiny: A Global Vision of Justice. From his own words, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writes about his collaboration with other national and international figures such Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert J. Luthuli, and Thich Nhat Hanh on his positions on global liberation struggles. He extends his vision for civil rights onto a global scale, recognizing that civil rights require a pluralistic approach.
King, Martin Luther. All Labor Has Dignity. Containing 15 different documents from 1957-1968, this book presents a different Dr. King than what one is usually accustomed to. The collection demonstrates Dr. King’s systematic and concerted efforts to unite the civil rights movement with the concurrent labor movement. His economic justice platform is explored in the framework of human and civil rights, that none could exist without the other.
Harding, Vincent. Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero. In these eloquent essays that reflect upon King’s legacy over the past two decades and the meaning of his life today to fight against all forms of oppression, a portrait emerges of a man constantly evolving and going deeper into the roots of violence and injustice–a man whose challenge remains as timely and necessary as ever.
Morrison, Toni. The Source of Self-Regard. Spanning four decades worth of work, Toni Morrison reflects on the numerous social and political movements of recent. She tackles the timelessness of mass movements, and the variety of ways in which “to lessen suffering, to know the truth and tell it, to raise the bar of humane expectation.”