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Racial Justice Resources


ELCA Statement “Freed in Christ: Race, Culture and Ethnicity”


ELCA Racial Justice page


Implicit Bias:

NYT/POV's Saleem Reshamwala – 4 minutes


U. Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business – 8 minutes




The Black Church


Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) 



Streaming: Watch Summer of Soul Streaming Online | Hulu (Free Trial


Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem (Brave New Films)


For kids!

We the People  We The People | Official Trailer | Netflix“This series of ten animated music videos brings musicians and directors together to remix civics for a new generation.”


Suggested Reading

Online newsletter:

“The Anti-Racism Daily”



1) Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates


2) The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson


3) Stony the Road--Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


       1) The story behind the Emmett Till memorial sign that continues to be vandalized

       2) Ole Miss frat brothers brought guns to an Emmett Till memorial. They’re not the first. 


Questions?  Want to learn more about the OSA Racial Justice Task Force?  Contact Pastor John at, or call the office at 212-923-5757.

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