#UnmaskingHR Resources

Unmasking Hampton Roads, Oct. 10, 2019 (photo courtesy Hampton Roads Community Foundation).

Continue your learning and build on the action of Unmasking Hampton Roads with these resources and tools.


  • In the Shadows of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu
  • So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Slavery By Another Name, Douglas Blackmon

Podcasts & Radio


Unmasking Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Virginia Beach), Oct. 17, 2019: Watch this panel of community leaders address critical race issues in the region. Moderated by Anita Blanton, anchor, WAVY TV10. Panelists: Julian Baena, president, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Coastal Virginia; Khayla Walker (also know as Cuyjet), peer facilitator and alumnus, Teens with a Purpose and spoken word artist; Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond, founder and chairman, the African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach; Dr. Patricia Turner, member of the Norfolk 17 and retired veteran educator; Forrest “Hap” White, author, “Black, White and Brown: The Battle for Progress in 1950s Norfolk; Lavell White, educator and motivational speaker.
(Video by the AV Company)
Unmasking Hampton Roads (Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk), Nov 14, 2019: Watch this panel session featuring community leaders, followed by a public Q&A session. Panel moderated by WAVY News10 Anchor Anita Blanton. Panelists: James Boyd, president, Portsmouth NAACP; Mary Hill, Executive director, Suffolk African American Cultural Society; Bob Matthews, host of The Bob Matthews Show WTAR; Randy Williams, owner, Talley & Twine; Chief Kelvin Wright, Chesapeake Chief of Police; Dr. Allan Bergano, co-founder, Hampton Roads Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS). (Video by Trey Mitchell/Virginia Humanities)

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