Black Resistance and Solidarity

Lesson 1

This lesson focuses on how Black Americans have resisted anti-Blackness and organized to fight for their human rights. It covers the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party and the different approaches that people had when resisting their oppression. The lesson ends with thinking about what solidarity means.



Black Panther Party_Ten_Point_Program

10 ways white supremacy wounds white people: A tale of mutuality

How Non-Black People Of Color Can Work To Be Anti-Racist

7 Ways Non-Black People of Color Perpetuate Anti-Blackness



If you are interested in exploring this topic on your own, you can find more anti-racist resources here.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What issues was Black resistance organized around?
  2. What were some of the accomplishments of Black resistance movements? How did these movements benefit people who were not Black? 
  3. Think back to the pyramid from the lesson on decolonization and racial capitalism. What is the relationship between White supremacy and anti-Blackness? How do non-Black people of color fit into this system? Why do people buy into the system of White supremacy when it is harmful to them?
  4. How can White people and non-Black people of color work to be anti-racist?