Where Do We Go From Here? Rev. Traci Blackmon MacKenzie Lecture Resources

In preparation for our weekend with Rev. Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister, Justice and Local Church Ministries, United Church of Christ, members of the MacKenzie Lectureship and staff have compiled the resources below. There is no prerequisite to engage any of these resources, however, doing so may serve participants in receiving the full breadth of the message and subsequent call to action from our speaker.


Video Resources:

King in the Wilderness – “King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.”

13th – “Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.”

Requiem for the American Dream – “Noam Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality.”

Chisholm ’72 Unbought and Unbossed – Documentary chronicling the candidacy of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to run for the office of the United States Presidency.

Building Beloved Community – Rev. Traci Blackmon at the Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society


Book Resources:

Where Do We Go From Here?: Chaos or Community by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Central Frames of Colorblind Racism – an excerpt from Racism Without Racists by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva


Article Resources:

Where Do We Go From Here? – A response from Marcus Goodloe, Ph.D. Senior Fellow for Ethics and Justice Institute for Global Engagement to Rev. King’s question posed by his final book.

Martin Luther King, Imperfect Human Beings, The Rule of Law, and (Paul Bloom on) the defense of Empathy – German Professor Eric Schliesser’s reflection on Dr. King’s assertion that True integration will be achieved by true neighbors who are willingly obedient to unenforceable obligations.”

Allyship (& Accomplice): The What, Why, and How by Michelle Kim on the Awaken Blog

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