Cultural Strategy Space:

Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute :

Our Home on Native Land.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

Sipp Culture:

Rural Performance Production Lab (connected to Sipp Culture):

Soul Fire Farm:

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman. London: Chelsea Green Publishing. 2018. 

Icarus Project:

Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement

See links here:

  • Mel Betrand
  • Tara Brown
  • Paula Elias
  • Maddy Fox
  • Christiana Guerrero
  • Christy Gutherie
  • Adam Howard
  • Alissa Jean
  • Danielle Koehler
  • Julia Mogus
  • Mia Sanders
  • Vongaishe Shangamire
  • Bretty Stoudt
  • Hewton Tavares
  • Eve Tuck (see above)
  • Fernanda Yanchapaxi
  • Mayida Zaal
  • Bronte Valez 
  • Melanin Mvskikoe/Amber Starks
  • Artists at Work Program, via the Office:
  • Sani Adamu Jauro
  •  Ibrahim Yahaya
  • Kenneth Tafira 
  • Kyle Mays
  • Robin D Kelley (multiple videos and books listed throughout)

Double Edge Theatre

People’s Hub:
(would it be helpful to include some of their resources?)

Roadside Theater and Theories of Change:

Project South:

Democratic Knowledge Project:

Examples on a local scale/Par in Action 

The Ordinary People’s Society:

Follow Keith Deblazio:

Social Emergency Response Centers:

Design Studio for Social Intervention:

Examples from the Highlander Artist in Residency:

Muses from DSSI:

“Capturing and Telling Your Community’s Cancer Story.” Roadside Theatre Examples. Art and Democracy.

Betty’s Daughters:

“Small Town Crossroads” A Report by Southerners on New Ground.” 2014.

Examples of ongoing projects from Creative Capital:


Amzie Moore 

Septima Clark

Essau Jenkins

Bernice Robinson

Fannie Lou Hamer 

May Justus

Phillip Randolph 

Paul Bennett

Zilphea Horton

Mary Lawrence

Alice Wine  :

Suzanne Pharr 

Dr. Adewale Troutman:—adewale-troutman/

Mary Church Terell:

PBS video: <iframe width=”512″ height=”332″ src=”” allowfullscreen style=”border: 0;”></iframe>

Ida B Wells Barnett

Books by Wells: Browse finding aids by topic.

A Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynchings in the United States, 1892-1893-1894 (Chicago: [1895]).

On Lynchings, Amherst, N.Y. : Humanity Books, c2002.

Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All It’s Phases, New York, N.Y.: New York Age Print, 1982.

United States atrocities lynch law, London : “Lux” Newspaper and Pub. Co., [1892]

The Memphis diary of Ida B. Wells, Boston : Beacon Press, c1995.

Mob rule in New Orleans Robert Charles and his fight to the death, Chicago, IL : [s.n.], 1900.

Bayard Rustin:

D’Emilio, John. Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. 

Long, Michael G, Jacquelen Houtman, and Walter Naegle. Trouble Maker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington. San Francisco: City Lights Books. 2019. 

Long, Michael G. ed. I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters. San Francisco: City of Lights Books, 2012. 

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin. Co-directed by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer. 2003. 

Carbado, Devon W. and Don Weise. Time on Two Crosses: Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin New York: Cleis Press, 2015. 

Ruth Wilson Gilmore:

Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition. New York: Haymarket Books 

 Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California University of California Press, 2007. 

Linda Paris Bailey:

(An interview with Joel Tolbert)

Orgs, Collectives and Conferences:

Black in Appalachia
Black in Appalachia works to highlight the history and contributions of African-Americans in the development of the Mountain South and its culture. 

Council of Federated Organizations

Sleeping Car Porters Union

Southern Conference for Human Welfare

All Southern Conference for Civil and Trade Union Rights

Poor People’s Campaign (Old and new)

War on Poverty 

Progressive Club 

Citizenship Schools:

They Say I’m Your Teacher (English and Spanish versions)

Levine, David P.  “The Birth of the Citizenship Schools: Entwining the Struggles for Literacy and Freedom.” History of Education Quarterly Vol. 44, No. 3 (Autumn, 2004), pp. 388-414 (27 pages) Published by: Cambridge University Press

Southerners on New Ground

Women’s Project

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Project South

Southern Movement Assembly

National Council of Elders

NDN Collective

Landback Resource Page:

HESAPA film:

NDN Founder podcast:

Land Back U: 

Landback magazine:


Policy Link: The Equity Manifesto

Just Seeds Artist Collective:

Change Lab:

Popular Education Consultants:

ILI: Intercultural Leadership Institute:  ILI:

 Sogorea Te Land Trust


AmbitioUS:, a project of the Center for Cultural Innovation. 

Rustle Lab:

Bay area specific, but could be used for thinking of southern models.


Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

K-12 focus:

(Sent from Ashby)

Education for Liberation

Education for Liberation

This network links social justice educators around the U.S., hosting bi-yearly conferences and sharing information online.  They do a planner every year chock full of resources and NOW AVAILABLE – see link under Rethinking Schools.

Rethinking Schools

Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism. Our magazine, books, and other resources promote equity and racial justice in the classroom.

Planning to Change the World –from the Education for Liberation Network, with support of Rethinking Schools.  this planner book is published each year with dates, links to resources for sharing   Available for only $18.00

Seeds of Fire Camp:

Teaching for Change


·   Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world.  The site links to educator resources and suggested booklists.  One of our favorites is Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching and a new edition will be out in Summer of 2021.

The Zinn Education Project

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.  The site is coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change

Project Nia 

Project NIA — “nia” meaning “with purpose” in Swahili—is a grassroots organization that works to end the arrest, detention, and incarceration of children and young adults by promoting restorative and transformative justice practices.

Educational resources on transformative justice, the Prison industrial complex and other materials from Project Nia:

Building Accountable Communities Toolkit

Agile Learning Centers

Agile learning center is a source for ideas and information for creating environments for self-directed learning in different settings  schools, home, camps, etc. .   There is a starter kit available for free here:   This is available in English and Spanish.

Black Lives Matter at School

Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education.  We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year.​The

We the People: Math Resources and Literacy: (Algebra Project)