Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Resources

This guide brings together resources on racism and violence against Black people in the United States.

The University Library Stands Against Racism

The Washington and Lee University Library stands with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association in condemning racial injustice. Read full BCALA statement.

W&L Law Library Stands Against Racism

The Washington and Lee University Law Library stands with our national professional associations in condemning racial injustice, and encourages you to read their statements of solidarity with persons and communities of color:

Purpose and Scope of Guide

This guide brings together resources on racism and violence against Black people in the United States to support existing curricular and extra-curricular efforts to oppose racism.

While reading contributes to an individual's understanding of historic and ongoing racism, the University Library encourages readers to go beyond book clubs and reading lists to engage in meaningful action.
To learn about avenues for on-campus and community engagement, visit W&L's Office of Inclusion and Engagement.

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The University Library is committed to continued collection development related to these important topics.
To suggest a resource for library acquisition or inclusion to this guide, fill out this form.

Selected Faculty Recommendations

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