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Understand and Dismantle Racial Injustice

Fairfax County Public Library is committed to the County’s One Fairfax policy of social and racial equity. We provide materials, create community programs, and have spaces that are open and welcoming to all.

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From Our Collection

​From Elsewhere 

Titles link to FCPL catalog if owned; IMDB otherwise.

  • 4 Little Girls (1997) - documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement
  • 13th (2016) - a Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system (for a limited time: free on YouTube)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989) - violence erupts on the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn
  • Glory (1989) - Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company
  • Green Book (2018) - working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour through the south in the 1960s.
  • The Hate U Give (2018) - based on the YA novel offering an intimate portrait of race in America
  • Just Mercy (2019) - civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free an African American inmate wrongfully convicted of murdering a white woman 
  • Malcolm X (1992) - biographical account of controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader 
  • Mississippi Burning (1988) -  F.B.I. Agents arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of civil rights activists
  • Selma (2014) - chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement 
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