We’re celebrating Black History Month at Intelligent Demand because we see it as an important opportunity (and reminder) that we can’t effectively fight systemic racism and make the places we live and work more just if we don’t know black history.
So, for the first time we’re using February as a chance for us to learn / unlearn about Black History inside our company by sharing content resources that have really resonated with, educated, and inspired us. We’re excited to share them with you. But we do so knowing there is so much amazing content out there! So this is hardly comprehensive or exhaustive.
Our list ranges from documentaries, books, directories, blogs, and more that we ourselves have read and gained insight from. Our goal in sharing this list is to spread knowledge, understanding, and honor influential creators making an impact today. We sincerely hope you find value in this list and it can be a knowledge guide for you too!
Black Artists, Poets, Thinkers, Leaders:
- 26 Black Americans You Don’t Know but Should
- Sachini Imbuldeniya and Studio Pi
- James Baldwin (Pin Drop Speech)
- The Funky Academic
- 5 of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most memorable speeches
- The History of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and Bloody Sunday
- Nikkolas Smith, ‘ARTivist’ and illustrator
- Taylor Smalls, Artist
- Amanda Gorman, Poet
- Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- How to be an ANTIRACIST by Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- Between the World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped for Kids By Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Another point of view about ‘White Fragility’ by John McWhorter
Films, Videos, Documentaries:
- Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
- One Night In Miami
- 8:46 by Dave Chappelle
- 13th (Netflix documentary)
- Hidden Figures
- I Am Not Your Negro
- Black Panther
- Eyes on the Prize
Articles and Online Resources:
- Why Diverse Teams are Smarter
- 6 Ways You Can Support Black Businesses Long-Term
- Find Black Owned Business in your area to support with this directory
- 6 Impactful Steps Companies Can Take to Fight Racial Injustice and Foster Inclusion at Work
- 4 Steps That I and Other White People Can Take to Fight Racism
What books, podcasts, movies, films, articles or talks would you add?
Please share your favorites with us in the comments!