Educational Resources on racism and racial reconciliation

In his message on August 23, 2020, former Senior Minister Josh Haynes spoke on Psalm 78 and the topic of racism in Lubbock and the United States. This list of educational resources on racism and racial reconciliation is meant to serve as a guide to our church family in negotiating this topic.




  • Slavery’s Long Shadow: Race and Reconciliation in American Christianity – editors: James L. Gorman, Jeff W. Childers, Mark W. Hamilton
  • Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning – author: Richard T. Hughes
  • Let Justice Roll Down – author: John M. Perkins
  • One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love – author: John M. Perkins
  • A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches – author: Martin Luther King Jr. – editor: James M. Washington
  • The Cry of Black Rage in African American Literature from Frederick Douglas to Richard Wright – author: Dr. Steven T. Moore
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – author: Bryan Stevenson
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree author: James Cone
  • The Color of Compromise – author: Jemar Tisby
  • Stamped from the Beginning – author: Ibram X. Kendi
  • The New Jim Crow – author: Michelle Alexander
  • The Warmth of Other Suns – author: Isabel Wilkerson



Movies and/or Documentaries:

  • (NOTE: Excellent Entry Point) 13th (TV-MA) – director: Ava DuVernay
  • I Am Not Your Negro (PG-13) – director: Raoul Peck
  • When They See Us (TV-MA) – director: Ava DuVernay
  • Just Mercy (PG-13) – director: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble (PG) – director: Dawn Porter
  • Harriet (PG-13) – director: Kasi Lemmons
  • The Hate You Give (PG-13) – director: George Tillman Jr.



  • Scene on Radio – 3 different episodes called “Seeing White”
  • Truth’s Table
  • White Lies and Buried Truths


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