Antiracism, Social Justice, and Peace Resources for Adults
Diocese of East Tennessee
Prepared by Alvin R. Blount for September 2022
Cost may vary depending on where purchases are made.
Realizing Beloved Community: Report from the House of Bishops Theology Committee
-Allen K. Shin, editor
-Larry R. Benfield, editor
-description: This resource is a study on the theological foundation of Beloved Community. Well-known scholars and theologians including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry address topics such as the legacy and sin of white supremacy, economic disparity, racial healing and more.
Shin, A. & Benfield, L. (2022). Realizing Beloved Community: Report from the House of Bishops Theology Committee. Church Publishing.
African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes
-Rita Lorraine Hubbard
-The History Press
-description: Chattanooga is a place where African Americans have held historical prominence since the sixteenth century. Being the home to our country’s oldest student to learn to read at age 116, and the hometown of the first African American appointed to lead counsel on a Supreme Court case are just two among many firsts and a long list of accomplishments. Hubbard has loaded this book with information regarding the city’s early physicians, first female dentist in the South, schools, commerce, photographs, lynchings, newspapers, state representatives, and celebrities.
Hubbard, R. (2007). African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes. The History Press.
Belles of Liberty: Gender, Bennett College, and the Civil Rights Movement in Greensboro, North Carolina
–Linda Beatrice Brown
-used copies, $4.10
-Women and Wisdom Foundation Inc.
-description: Greensboro, NC, is famous for its Civil Rights history in 1960 and similar integration activities soon followed in other cities around the country. Four male students from North Carolina A & T State University are credited for this event and are known as the “A & T Four,” however, historians have overlooked that the initial Greensboro Sit-in was carefully planned on the campus of Bennett College, one of this country’s two HBCUs for women. “Bennett Belles,” as they are affectionately called, sat down at the Woolworth’s lunch counter, marched, and were incarcerated from 1960-1963 with the support of their beloved president and civil rights activist, Dr. Willa B. Player. Linda Brown, Player’s niece, a Bennett alumna, published author, and warrior for social justice was one of those activists during the Movement. She has now retired from teaching at the College and has provided us with unknown facts with the help of others about where, why, and how it all started in this compelling story. A must read and be sure to watch her interview on the C-Span link below.
Brown, L. (2013). Belles of Liberty: Gender, Bennett College, and the Civil Rights
Movement in Greensboro, North Carolina. Women and Wisdom Press.
Brown, L. (Host). (2015, January 22). Bennett College & The Civil Rights Movement
[Video podcast]. C-Span. https://www.c-span.org/video/?324066-1/belles-
Parenting for a Better World: Justice Practices for Your Family and the Planet
-Susanna Snyder, editor
-Ellen Ott Marshall, editor
-description: Parenting for a Better World challenges us that being a Christian is about more than attending church and that living right and having just relationships with others and all of creation is what we are called to do. This book shows ways to make a difference within our homes through spiritual resources for reflection and finding encouragement and a sense of calling from fellow parents through stories of activism, caregiving, practical strategies, and scripture.
Synder, S. & Marshall, E. O. (2022). Parenting for a Better World: Justice Practices for Your Family and the Planet. Chalice Press.