History of race and racism

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Learn about the history of race and anti-Black racism in the U.S. through these works suggested by our colleagues and students.


Articles and Reports

  • Hannah-Jones, Nikole, and Mary N. Elliott, eds. The 1619 Project. New York Times, 2019.



  • I Am Not Your Negro, a 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck and based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House
  • Just Mercy, a 2019 American legal drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, based on the memoir and work by Bryan Stevenson
  • Selma, a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb

Related AEA resources

AEA Best Practices for Economists: Building a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Productive Profession

AEA Code of Conduct

AEA Ombudsperson

AEA Professional Climate Survey


Other resources

Letters for Black Lives A collaborative to translate an updated 2020 version of a 2016 letter into multiple languages. Currently there are over 40 translations in progress.