Due to COVID-19 containment efforts, the Oak Bluffs Public Library building will remain closed to the public until further notice. Contactless hold pickup begins Saturday, June 20.

Discussion Tools About Race and Disenfranchisement

A letter from the Library Director on civil rights, social justice and black voices.

Age by age guide to talking to your young children about racism

Motherly, an online media site, put together this guide for parents of younger children, complete with videos and toy suggestions for preschoolers. Parents will also find informative radio shows from sources like NPR.

CNN & Sesame Street special on race protests: Coming Together

Two black men at the Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in.
Woolworth’s public protest from JSTOR Newsletter.

Institutionalized Racism: a Syllabus.

How can we help students understand George Floyd’s death in the context of institutionalized racism? The JSTOR database offers a free Daily Newsletter. This particular issue was curated during the George Floyd protests of 2020 and is a compilation of articles written about racial injustice going back through five years of their newsletter.

I am not your Negro film cover
Watch Not Your Negro on Kanopy with your library card today!

Justice for June: a month long self teaching guide about the long history of racism in the United States.

More for parents, teachers, and older students, Justice in June is a resource created in June 2020 by two University of Southern California friends looking to better understand institutional racism. There is a myriad of resources and suggestions including a prescribed plan for a month of learning in 10, 25, or 45 minutes a day.

Use our Digital Library to access some of the resources in these guides. Movies available on Kanopy and Hoopla with your library card. E-books and e-audiobooks available on Hoopla and Overdrive.