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Books

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12 Years A Slave - By Solomon Northup

With clarity and calmness, Northrup shares his real life account of being born free, but being kidnapped and spending 12 years inside the slave industry. His account was instrumental in helping others reconsider the possibility of civil people tolerating the presence of the slave trade. This story begins in the north which also makes it of interest. There is a movie, but I recommend the book


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In The Shadow Of Liberty - Kenneth Davis

This is the story of 5 slaves owned by 4 American Presidents.  Reading this account will help you understand conflict embraced by many an American leader. The fighting for freedom and liberty and opposing the slave trade while owning slaves personally at the same time. I was intrigued as the stories unfolded. You will be too.


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 My Life, My Love, My Legacy - Coretta Scott King & Barbara Reynolds

Mrs. King, who was educated in Yellow Springs, OH, loved to sing and is now in Heaven. She began writing a powerful book now her co-author Barbara Reynolds recently finished the book and shared this powerful work with the World. This is clearly a fresh observation of Dr. King's life and the life of his amazing wife. New information will surprise you and joy leaps off many a page.


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The Souls of Black Folk - W.E.B. Du Bois

DuBois is a historian, novelist, and an African American sociologist born in MA. Educated at Fisk, Harvard & the University of Berlin he wrote a powerful account worthy of review. I found myself shocked and encouraged at the same time. Clear and detailed, DuBois helps us understand lesser discussed history.


The War That Forged a Nation - James McPherson

McPherson looks at the Civil War and the men and women involved in this most important conflict. Over 620,000 soldiers died in this conflict, yet we are as a society arguing what the fight was even about. A timely and worth while read.

Nelson Mandela - Gillian Kendall

Nelson Mandela died in December of 2013, but his story, legacy and determination lives on. Learn about his modern day story and allow it to encourage you in steps to live a determined life for Christ!

The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson

Listening to David Platt speaking at Dallas Theological Seminary, he referenced this book, and although I had heard of it in passing, the read proved very insightful! I have read it two times and I’d recommend you consider a first read!

Bearing the Cross - David J. Garrow

If you have ever been in a Social Movements class with Dr. Murray Murdoch, you’ve heard him refer to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. This is a deeper read of that group and the real struggles they faced.

United : Captured by God's vision for Diversity - Trillia Newbell

This is Trillia’s first book and a must read for anyone seeking understanding of the challenges facing a multicultural world. Trillia recently spoke at Cedarville and in sharing her story, helped many facing similar challenges.


 

More Than Equals - Spencer Perkins & Chris Rice

What would it look like if Blacks and Whites really came together? This book tells that story!
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Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are - David Livermore

David has been a great source of impartial information on how to interact with the world. Many at Cedarville have met or studied under David at different institutions around the world. You will learn important facts with every page turn!

 

Has Christianity Failed You - Ravi Zacharias

Ravi has a way of taking complicated truths and explaining them in a way that makes such sense. If you or someone you know has ever felt like there was no hope, let this apologist encourage your soul.

 

Bloodlines - John Piper

Few writers intrigue me John Piper. If you are wondering if you should read this book, just watch the video in connection the book and your questions will be answered!

Hope and Courage Across America - Bob Mortimer

Bob is a triple amputee who rode his hand pedaled bike across America not once but twice! Bob spoke in Chapel at Cedarville in 2015 and both encouraged and provided hope for anyone who ever faced an impossible challenge. This book is the diary of his first ride from Seattle, WA to the Statue of Liberty.

March Book One - John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Congressman John Lewis was at the front of the crowd, marching across the Selma Bridge 50 years ago. To help the new generation understand this event, he created a comic book! This picture book is an interesting accurate, first hand account of a living participant in a changing moment in our Country.

One Race One Blood - Ken Ham & Charles Ware

Two great friends of Cedarville have really done a great job revising Ken's work on ethnicity. You'll be challenged with the work and the perspective they provide about ethnicity our relationship to Christ and each other. Dr. Ware is the President of Cross Roads Bible College. He shares important Bible truths with pastors, students, churches and leaders from around the world. Ken is the founder and president of Answers in Genesis. He is a writer and speaker for the cause of Christ. Enjoy his multi-ethnic collaboration in this work.

Videos

Free Indeed

A drama about racism that challenges white viewers to think about the privileges that come with being white in North America. In the drama, four white, middle-class young adults play a card game as a prerequisite for doing a service project for a black Baptist church. The game leads to a discussion about the privileges white people have.

A thought-provoking discussion starter that helps viewers examine old assumptions and begin the process of dismantling racism.

Eyes On The Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965

From 1987-1990 PBS put together this important documentary which can help you better understand Civil rights in America. This is used in many classrooms across America and on the Cedarville Campus.

John Piper: Bloodlines


This is an important 17 minutes. John shares his heart and some information and a framework that will help many people discuss the important subject connected to his book Bloodline. Watch this with a friend and discuss it afterwards.

The Next Evangelicalism


This video is an informative conversation on how ethnicity impacts college campuses. This is especially helpful for people seeking some overview and context related to parts of this conversation that have not been previously considered. Approximately 35 minutes in length.

When ‘Black’ and ‘Christian’ Collide


In this 10-minute video roundtable video, Trillia Newbell (director of community outreach for the ERLC and author of United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity), Vermon Pierre (lead pastor of Roosevelt Community Church in Phoenix), and John Onwuchekwa (lead pastor of Cornerstone Church in Atlanta) show us how diversity benefits the whole church, what race reveals about the imago dei, why God creates color, and more.

Movies

Selma

Selma

This is a 2015 release of a look at a 3 month period in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. You will see some actual footage and catch a glimpse of reality in this historical account.

The Second Chance

This 2006 film is a fictional story rooted in the real changes of cross cultural ministry. This is a must see for those engaged in or considering cross cultural ministry.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Katheryn Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier share in a 1967 look at a couple facing some unusual ethnic challenges. This will make you laugh and think through some realities of relationship.