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The MOWFF Reading Room is an educational resource center for educators, students and anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of African American history, culture and the issues surrounding the fight against systemic racism and toward a more just society.

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Harlem Writers Guild

The Harlem Writers Guild, founded in 1950 by John Oliver Killens, Rosa Guy, John Henrik Clarke, Willard Moore and Walter Christmas, is the oldest, continuously operating African American Writers Guild […]

Black Classic Press

Founded in 1978 by W. Paul Coates, Black Classic Press is devoted to publishing obscure and significant works by and about people of African descent to extend the memory of […]

The Black Man of Happiness Project

Peter J. Harris is the American Book Award and PEN Oakland Award-winning poet, journalist, essayist, workshop leader and creator of The Black Man of Happiness Project, an intellectual, artistic and […]

The Reading Room

The MOWFF Reading Room is an educational resource center for educators, students and anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of African American history, culture and the issues surrounding the fight […]

DO SOMETHING!

There is an ever growing list of organizations affiliated with our films and speakers. Find a list below of organizations to help move your advocacy into Action. ​ Organizations to […]

How to Heal Oppression

By Nanci Luna Jimenez, Luna Jimenez Institute for Social Change ​ Oppression takes many forms, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-religious sentiment, classism, ableism, adultism. These oppressions show up in […]

The Brother Outsider The Life of Bayard Rustin

Brother Outsider illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader […]

WHAT WE WANT NOW!

We want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black Community. We want full employment for our people. We want an end to the robbery by the […]

BLACK PANTHER PARTY FOR SELF DEFENSE

The Black Panther Party for Self Defense was founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale to address police oppression of African Americans in Oakland, CA. The Party’s […]

6 STEPS TO KINGIAN NONVIOLENCE

These steps emphasize love in action and are guided by the Principles of Nonviolence toward reaching social and interpersonal change. ​ 1. INFORMATION GATHERING: To understand and articulate an issue, […]

6 PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE

PRINCIPLE ONE: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is active nonviolent resistance to evil. It is aggressive spiritually, mentally and emotionally. ​ PRINCIPLE TWO: Nonviolence seeks to win […]

SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

The SCLC was formed right after the Montgomery bus boycott victory of 1957, as an organization to coordinate and support the already established tactic of nonviolent direct action to desegregate […]

PRINCIPLES OF TWO KEY MOVEMENT GROUPS OF THE 60S

The decade of the 1960s saw the rapid growth of several national movements toward racial and economic justice for African Americans. Two in particular, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and […]

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