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" is the oldest, largest, and most frequently visited web site dedicated to books by, or about, people of African descent. Started in 1997, is a widely recognized source of information about Black authors." 

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created by Don Tate, Kelly Starling Lyons, Tameka Fryer Brown, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Gwendolyn Hooks, Crystal Allen, Varian Johnson, Tracey Baptiste, Jerry Craft, and Paula Chase-Hyman

The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Their flagship initiative is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans.

Centro Hispano of Dane County

Centro Hispano of Dane County seeks to strengthen families and support the Latino community through programs for youth, employment assistance, translation and more. 

Race Forward

Colorlines is a news site founded by Race Forward, a national organization devoted to advancing racial equity through media.  Race matters in the journalism of Colorlines, which covers news from a variety of perspectives and includes groups that are often underrepresented or absent in mainstream media. 

EmbraceRace: Raising a Brave Generation
Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant Thomas, CoFounders

EmbraceRace is a multiracial community of parents, teachers, experts, and other caring adults who support each other to meet the challenges that race poses to our children, families, and communities.


Groundwork is a White Anti-Racism Collective based in Madison, whose goals are to engage white people to work for racial equity and to collaborate with organizations led by people of color.  

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Jane Addams Peace Association

The Jane Addams Children's Book Awards are given annually to the children's books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.

Madison365 Foundation

Madison365 uses journalism site the seeks to encourage conversations, spark action and foster leaders within Madison's diverse communities.  

Anthonia Akintunde, editor-in-chief

Covering topics as varied as travel and style to balancing work and motherhood, mater mia's website 'tells the stories of black women at the intersection of career and motherhood.'


"MOSES is an interfaith, non-partisan organization that unites congregations, non-profit organizations and individuals to build a better community. We join together to take action on social justice public policy issues, especially mass incarceration in Wisconsin."

Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development

Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development fosters emerging leaders in the African American community and offers programming for youth, men reentering the community after incarceration and neighborhood economic development.  It is also home to the Justified Anger Coalition, which seeks to establish a plan to address the long-standing and harmful effects of racial disparities in the Madison community. 

The Pluralism Project

The Pluralism Project grew out of a 1990s project at Harvard University to study the changing religious landscape in America and how best to engage with diverse religious communities.  Click on the 'Religions' link for essays on various religious traditions and their experiences in America. 

Project Implicit

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet. Tests include social attitudes of race, gender, age and other topics.  Login not required.  

PBS Newshour

PBS Newshour explores racial issues facing our nation.

Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF)

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF) sponsored this project to narrow and ultimately eliminate racial disparities in Dane County and, eventually, all of Wisconsin.  The roadmap calls on members of the community to achieve three overarching goals:  1) increase employment, income and wealth among people of color in Dane County, 2) improve support for low-income families of color to achieve success on the job and at home and 3) increase and strengthen support for children and youth of color to succeed in school. 

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

The Root

The Root has been providing fine journalism from a variety of black perspectives since 2008.  It covers all aspects of American life, including international and national news coverage, arts and culture reporting, opinion and politics. 

National Urban League

This site, maintained by the National Urban League, includes links to the National Equity Index and essays on racial equity by scholars and experts in various fields.  

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Teaching for Change

At Teaching for Change, we are proud of our carefully selected booklists that highlight titles by and about people of color as well as social justice themes. Teaching for Change is proud to offer a diverse selection of titles that encourage children and adults to question, challenge, and re-think the world beyond the headlines.

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center's education-oriented website is packed with resources for teaching racial equity within America's schools.  

American Anthropological Association

Understanding Race, a project of the American Anthropological Association considers how race is perceived in three ways:  History, Human Variation, and the Lived Experience.

We Are Kid Lit Collective
Thaddeus Andracki, Edith Campbell, Sarah Park Dahlen, Sujei Lugo, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Nathalie Mvondo, Debbie Reese, Ed Spicer, The We Are Kidlit Collective

"The We Are Kidlit Collective works to create materials and opportunities to recognize the humanity of Indigenous and People of Color (IPOC) in youth literature. Our work is premised upon the principles of social justice, equity, and inclusion and centers IPOC voices in children’s literature in order to identify, challenge and dismantle white supremacy and both internalized and systematic racism."  

We Need Diverse Books Organization

We Need Diverse Books is an organization of children's book authors, educators, creative artists and children's literature lovers that works for change in the publishing industry to ensure that all children will be able to picture themselves in the pages of a book.  The site features booklists, where to find and purchase diverse literature, mentorships and programs to promote diversity in books at home and in the classroom.  

YWCA of Madison

The YWCA's central goals are supporting women and eliminating racism by providing housing, job training and support and education programs on racial and gender equity.  Their website features a wealth of links to organizations, videos, articles and even an online racial justice class.