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Resources in Support of Black Lives Matter: Get Social

Social Media

A short list of social media sources including websites, videos, podcasts and articles suggesting relevant twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Websites and Videos


21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge: For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity. Participate in the syllabus designed by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

US Prison System: How Mass Incarceration Began (the Skimm): An explainer from the Daily Skimm.

The Marshall Project: Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice.

Black Lives Matter Speaker Series (University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs): The Black Lives Matter Speaker series includes several keynotes and workshops that the OMA and campus partners have organized in response to the systemic oppression that Black and African American communities experience in the U.S. 

Seeing White - Scene on Radio: Scene on Radio is a podcast that tells stories exploring human experience and American society. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and is distributed by PRX.

Videos & TED Talks

11 Shows and Documentaries to Help You Learn About Racial Justice and Police Brutality (TV Guide): The stories of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland and other victims of racial injustice

13th: In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

Just Mercy: A powerful true story that follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his battle for justice as he defends a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence.

Confronting Injustice: Bryan Stevenson. Speech presented and recorded at the University of Idaho SUB Ballroom, October 10, 2002 as a part of the University of Idaho College of Law's Sherman J. Bellwood lecture series.

Kennedy Cook: #BlackLivesMatter TED Talk. Impassioned by her personal experience and the Black Lives Matter movement, Kennedy Cook takes the TEDxYouth@Dayton stage to talk about the importance of studying and learning about other cultures to bring peace and unity to communities.

When They See Us. Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they are falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on a true story.


Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

25 Anti-Racist Instagram Accounts to Follow (Parade Magazine) Stay informed. Don’t stay silent. Speak up. Educate yourself. 

Black Lives Matter: 12 Anti-Racist Activists to Follow on Social Media (Independent, UK) Educating yourself is the first step to becoming an ally.

11 Anti-Racist Social Media Accounts that are Worth Following (Variety). Google, Twitter and Instagram are free, which means there is no excuse to stay silent, uneducated, and uninformed in 2020. 


Code Switch:  "...fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color."

1619: A New York Times podcast that explores how America was built on slavery.

Small Doses with Amanda Seale: Seales and her guests (Issa Rae, Levar Burton, Shasheer Zamata and more) tackle serious issues of racism, sexism, police brutality, and addiction, infusing thorny conversations with humanity and wit.

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders: Each week, Sam Sanders interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. 

The Nod (archives): Dedicated to telling stories about all dimensions of black life.

Justice in America: Each episode explains a new criminal justice issue and features conversations with experts and advocates.

Podcasts in Color: A resource for podcasts by black and brown storytellers.



Thanks to Drake Law Library's research guide: Racial Justice in the U.S.



The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these websites, articles, etc. are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Idaho College of Law nor its personnel.