Maryville sponsors Civil Rights exhibit at Missouri History Museum

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers a wide variety of resources for students, faculty and staff at Maryville University. These resources are offered to help promote a diverse campus community, create greater access to higher education among underrepresented student groups, and foster meaningful dialogues, programs and partnerships in support of academic excellence and inclusivity.

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Resources: Books
Title Author Year Published Theme Available in MU Library
Is it a Choice? Yes
A Hope in the Unseen Ron Suskind 1999 First generation/ black student Yes
A Journey into the Deaf-World Harlan Lane, Robert Hoffeister, Ben Bahan 1996 Deaf/hard of hearing No
America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines Gail Collins 2007 Struggles of American women Yes
Andrew Tobias, Best Little Boy in the World LGBTQ Yes
Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” Zora Neale Hurston 2018 Race and ethnicity Yes
Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates 2015 Race, classism, social justice, and privilege Yes
Charles Blow’s new memoir, Fire in my Bones LGBTQ Yes
Daisy Hernandez, Cup of Water Under my Bed LGBTQ Yes
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Jose Antonio Vargas 2018 Political, Emigration and Immigration Yes
Debating Race Michael Eric Dyson 2007 Class conflicts in the African American Community, government bias, civil rights Yes
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot John Callahan 1990 Disability, sexuality, American welfare and political systems Yes
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club Benjamin Alire Saenz 2012 Sexuality, gender, Mexican-American culture, poverty, addiction Yes
Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader Raymond Luczak 2007 Deaf/lgbt No
Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics (2nd edition) Bell Hooks 2015 Feminism, race, class, gender Yes
I Survived the Killing Fields Seng Kok Ung 2011 Racism, Communism Yes
I’m Walking as Straight as I Can Geri Jewell 2011 Disability awareness/LGBTQ Yes
Imogene Binnie’s Nevada LGBTQ No
Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Aren’t the Only Fruit LGBTQ Yes
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s John Elder Robison 2007 Disability awareness Yes
Lotería Mario Alberto Zambrano 2013 Mexican-American culture, gender, class, race Yes
Man Up: Reimaging Modern Manhood Carlos Andrés Gómez 2012 Gender, masculinity, equity, culture No
Mapping Decline Yes
New Jim Crow Racism Yes
Part Asian, 100% Hapa Kip Fulbeck 2006 Age, racism, Hawaiian culture, ethnicity Yes
Privilege, Power and Difference Allan G. Johnson 2005 Privilege, acceptance, and difference in American society No
Race Matters Cornel West 2001 African American issues, leadership, affirmative action, black- Jewish relations sexuality Yes
Racism Without Racist Racism Yes
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry Mildred D. Taylor 2004 Segregation, bigotry, racism, poverty, and ethnicity issues Yes
Stamped from the Beginning Racism Yes
Still Me Christopher Reeve 1999 Life-altering disability, struggles, personal acceptance No
Tears We Cannot Stop Racism Yes
Thank You for Your Service David Finkel 2017 War, veterans Yes
The Color of Law Racism Yes
The Color Purple Alice Walker 1982 Power, privilege, race, women’s rights Yes
The Common Good Robert B. Reich 2018 Philosophy, Business, Domestic Politics Yes
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon 2004 Autism and children Yes
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Heidi Durrow 2010 Race, mixed race, identity, minority experiences Yes
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros 2009 Gender, equality, equity, Mexican-American culture, race Yes
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini 2004 Political turmoil in Afghanistan and struggles of leaving Yes
The New Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness Michelle Alexandar 2015 Race, criminal justice system, incarceration, social justice Yes
The Way I See It No
The Way I See it: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s (Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition) Temple Grandin, Ph.D. 2011 Disabilities; autism and aspergers vs. neurotypical Yes
There Are No Children Here Alex Kotlowitz 1992 Inner city pathology, race, minority experiences Yes
Uprooting Racism Racism Yes
Waist-high In the World Nancy Mairs 1997 Life with a disability Yes
What Are You? Voices of Mixed-Race Young People Pearl Fuyo Gaskins 1999 Race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural transition, customs No
White like Me Racism Yes
White Like Me: Reflections of a Privileged Son Tim Wise 2007 Race, privilege Yes
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversaions About Race Beverly Daniel Tatum 2017 Racism, privilege Yes
Yellow Racism No


Movies & Documentaries

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Resources: Movies
Title Year Rating Theme
42 2013 PG-13 Race, racial crimes
12 Years A Slave 2013 R Race, racism, equality
13th 2016 TV-MA Civil Rights
A Beautiful Mind 2002 PG-13 Mental illness/ schizophrenia, persons with disabilities
A Day Without a Mexican 2004 R Race, Mexican-Americans, economy
A Fantastic Woman 2017 R LGBTQ
American History X 1998 R Race, racial crimes, gang violence
Amistad 1997 R Race, slavery, history
Angels in America 2003 Unrated AIDS, religion, addiction, sexual orientation
Broke Back Mountain 2005 R Sexual orientation, discrimination, violence, identity
Brokedown Palace 1999 PG-13 Violence, privilege, racial crimes, corruption
Charlotte Sometimes 2003 R Identity, sexual violence, Asian American community, multi-racial identity, socio-economic status
Children of a Lesser God 1986 R Disability- deaf and hearing
Crash 2005 R Racism, sexual violence, privilege, anti-semitism, sexism, heterosexism
Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 2009 Unrated
Fences 2016 PG-13 Classism, race, family
Gandhi 1982 PG Religion, violence, peace
Hale 2017 Unrated Disability awareness
Higher Learning 1995 R
Hotel Rwanda 2005 PG-13 Genocide, sexual violence, war, corruption
I Am Sam 2002 PG-13 Person(s) with disabilities
If These Halls Could Talk 2006 Unrated Racial collegiate experiencee
If These Walls Could Talk 2000 R Abortion, women’s rights, teen pregnancy
If You Could See What I Hear 1982 PG Disability awareness
Killing Us Softly 4: advertising’s image of women 2010 Unrated Gender roles
Milk 2008 R LGBTQ, equality
Monster’s Ball 2001 R Racism, awareness
Moonlight 2016 R Sexuality, African-American studies, drugs/addiction, violence, adolescence and adulthood
Murder Ball 2005 R Identity, injury/disability
Music Within 2007 R Deaf/hearing impaired, disability, equality
My Life 1993 PG-13 Illness/death
North Country 2005 R Woman’s rights, socioeconomic issues, women in the workforce
Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored 1996 PG Race, racism, equality
Philadelphia 1993 PG-13 LGBTQ, disability rights
Priest 1994 R
Remember the Titans 2000 PG Race, racism, equality
School Ties 1992 PG-13 Religion
Simon Birch 1998 PG-13 Disability, religion
Sometimes in April 2005 Unrated Genocide
Strong Island 2017 TV-MA Racism, Civil Rights
The Color Purple 1985 PG-13 Power, privilege, race, women’s rights
The Joy Luck Club 1993 R Women’s issues, Asian-American issues, cultural conflict/change
The Killing Fields 1984 R
The Laramie Project 2001 Unrated LGBTQ issues/history, hate crimes, sexuality
The Miracle Worker 1962 Unrated Disability awareness/ education, deaf/blind awareness
The Other Sister 1999/td>

PG-13 Disability awareness, socioeconomic issues
The Vietnam War 2017 TV-MA War
Through Deaf Eyes 2007 Unrated Disability awareness, deaf population, 19th century American history
Tiptoes 2003/td>

R Dwarfism
Torch Song Triology 1988 R Religion, bisexuality, social media
Transamerica 2005 R LGBT population
When the Levees Broke 2006 Unrated Poor and underprivileged populations, race


Podcasts & Media

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Resources: Podcasts
Title Website Topic
How Change Happens In Generational Times On Being Culture
Making Obama WBEZ Political
Painting Michelle Obama Smithsonian Political
Radiolab’s Border Trilogy, Part 2: Hold the Line Radiolab Immigration
Radiolab’s Border Trilogy, Part 3: What Remains Radiolab Immigration
St. Louis History in Black and White St. Louis Public Radio Social commentary
The American Life St. Louis Public Radio Social commentary
We Live Here St. Louis Public Radio Social commentary
Various This American Life Social commentary



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