ODU Libraries offer diverse perspectives on the history of racial injustice, racial divide, and anti-racism activism across the United States through a curated list of books and other materials - compiled from the Libraries' available resources. ODU Libraries thank faculty members and others for their expertise and suggestions in forming this list designed to serve the Monarch community.
Alicia Garza: Social Activist & Co-Creator #BlackLivesMatter (2016), Old Dominion University President's Lecture Series.
Outraged by the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza took to social media to express her anguish and love for the black community. Ending her message with Our Lives Matter/We Matter/Black Lives Matter, Garza-together with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors-turned those powerful last words into a Twitter hashtag.
Claudia Rankine: "An Evening with Claudia Rankine" (2019), Old Dominion University President's Lecture Series.
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. For NEA Big Read: Hampton Roads, that book is "Citizen: An American Lyric."