Welcome to the research guide for this year's One Book One Campus selection. This guide contains information on the book, its author, its themes, and One Book One Campus events happening in the library and at RCC. Below you will find books, articles, streaming videos, and online resources. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help.
Acclaimed journalist Bob Herbert details the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Dramatic historical footage and deeply-moving personal interviews explore the often heroic efforts of black families to pursue the American dream despite the obstacles and setbacks that have emerged nonstop from the Jim Crow era through the devastation of the Great Recession.
Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, in WHO WE ARE — A Chronicle of Racism in America, criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.
The experience of child poverty against the backdrop of the pandemic and increasing racial tensions. Set in Ohio, follow children and their families navigating issues of poverty, homelessness, race and new challenges due to COVID-19.
Christina Gibson-Davis, from Duke University, and Christine Percheski, from Northwestern University explain the difference between wealth and income disparity.
MY BROOKLYN follows director Kelly Anderson's journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that - despite its status as the third most profitable shopping area in New York City - is maligned for its inability to appeal to the affluent residents who have come to live around it.
Makers & Movers: Dive into the murky waters of segregated pools & how they impacted generations of African Americans. Visit an exhibit at the Fairmount Waterworks that explores the connection between water, social justice & public health. Learn about the nation’s first private swim club owned by African Americans that still exists today. Meet a coach whose inner-city swim program inspired inspired a movie.