Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Dir. Amber Edwards. PBS, 2006. DVD.
Fantastic quote about African-American art and the value of art in general.
Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. “The Structure of Racism in Color-Blind, “Post-Racial” America.” American Behavioral Scientist 59, no. 11 (2015): 1358 – 1376.
Important source for outlining and giving examples of structural racism.
Butler, Octavia E. Dawn. New York: Warner Books, 1987.
Seminal work of black speculative fiction. Basis of much of the Teaching Strategies and Classroom Activities sections.
Castro-Atwater, Sheri A. “Color-Blind Racial Ideology in K-12 Schools.” In The Myth of Racial Colorblindness: Manifestations, Dynamics, and Impact. Ed Neville, Gallardo, and Sue, 207 – 225. American Psychological Association, 2016.
Important insights into the concept of ethnorelativism.
Dery, Mark, Ed. Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyber Culture. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1994.
Work in which the term “Afrofuturism” is first used.
Ewing, Eve and Rose, Tricia. Studio 360. By Derek John. Public Radio International, December 12, 2008.
Fascinating interview about the meaning and significance of Afrofuturism and its leading musical examples.
Imarisha, Walidah. Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Oakland: AK Press, 2015.
Similar to the reason for the use of Jemisin, these stories are a substantive exemplar of the power and focus on minority speculative fiction, having authors of many races and backgrounds.
Jemisin, N.K. How Long ‘til Black Future Month? New York: Orbit, 2018.
Basis of aspects of the literary text inclusion of the unit. Jemisin partly inspired by initiative to include black speculative fiction in my teaching curriculum.
Matsuda, Mari in Ryan and Dixson. “Rethinking Pedagogy to Re-Center Race: Some Reflections.” NCTE Review of Research 84, no. 2 (November 2006): 175 – 183.
Imperative for the precepts of Critical Race Theory.
Womack, Itasha L. Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2013.
Basis for much of the information on the course of Afrofuturism as a cultural force.