Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Resources: Black America

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.

The University Library

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Washington and Lee University Law Library

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Law Library
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Non-Fiction Books

The library is working toward purchasing ebook versions of print-only titles listed within this guide to ensure immediate, non-location specific, and simultaneous access for current members of the W&L community.

If you are a public patron and cannot access the physical library during 2021, take advantage of our carry-out service. Send desired titles and call numbers to library@wlu.edu. Requested books will be available for pickup within 24-48 hours (weekdays).

Non-fiction books are categorized according to topic. Scroll to find your desired topic or click one of the below subject headings to jump directly to that section.



Civil Rights Movement Era History

Examining Whiteness

Residential Disparities, Discrimination & Segregation

Policing, Law & Incarceration

Racism & Anti-racism

Racism in the Academy

Scientific & Medical Racism

Women, Gender & Sexuality