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Black Lives Matter

A collection of reading lists on a range of equality and diversity themes.

Black Lives Matter written in graffiti on a wall

The reading list below is available to anyone, but please note that links to e-resources are only available to students and staff at the University of York. You can also access the list on a separate webpage or download a PDF version.

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Discover more voices

As well as the items in the reading list, we encourage you to explore more titles by and about influential scholars and activists. We've suggested some individuals below, but that is by no means an exhaustive list. Get started in YorSearch to discover their stories and influence.


Achille Mbembe
Aime Cesaire
Albert Gordimer Memmi
Angela Davis
Audre Lorde
bell hooks
Cedric Robinson
Charles Mills
Franz Fanon
Harriet Tubman
James Baldwin
Kwame Appiah
Kwame Nkrumah
Malcolm X
Martin Luther King Jr
Patricia Hill Collins
Paul Gilroy
Raoul Peck
Rosa Parks
Stuart Hall
Sylvia Wynter
W.E.B. Dubois

Angela Davis Harriet Tubman James Baldwin Malcolm X Martin Luther King Paul Gilroy Rosa Parks
Angela Davis Harriet Tubman James Baldwin Malcolm X Martin Luther King Paul Gilroy Rosa Parks

Let's talk about race and racism

The University of York's Equality and Diversity Office provides information and resources on their web pages about how we can understand race and tackle racism. Take the link below to explore their resources.

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