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Welcome to MPI Greater New York's Cultural Collective Experience Library

The Cultural Collective Experience is an MPI Greater New York program designed to collect from members recommendations on books, podcasts, music, documentaries, movies, etc. with a diversity and inclusion focus. Each month will offer a new theme, however, submissions for any D&I-related media are welcome at any time.

For February we will celebrate Black History Month seeking cultural contributions from the Black community.

Should you wish to submit literature or media suggestions to the library curators, please click here.

*PLEASE NOTE: The submissions received do not represent the views and opinions of the MPI Greater New York organization.


   Jackie Glenn Headshot  Lift As I Climb
children of blood Children of Blood & Bone
by Tomi Adeymi 

You're one of them 
 Say You're One of Them
by Uwem Akpan
Man falls from the sky What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky
by Lesley Nneka Arimah 

The Fire next time 
The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin
 breath eyes memory Breath, Eyes Memory
by Edwidge Danticat
 HOme going Home Going
by Yaa Gyasi
 Roots Roots
by Alex Haley
 mother of pearl Mother of Pearl
by Melinda Haynes
 black leopard red wolf Black Leopard Red Wolf
by Marlon James
 twelve tribes of hattie The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Ayana Mathis
 Bluest eyes The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison
 Color purple  The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
 underground railroad The Underground Railroad, a Novel
by Colson Whitehead
 Short stories Great Short Stories by African-American Writers
by Various 
 black enough Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
Edited by Ibi Zoboi

our time is now Our Time is Now
by Stacey Abrams  

Caged Bird sings 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou 
Our Separate ways Our Separate Ways
by Ella L.J. Edmonson Belle & Stella M. Nkomo 
i'm still here  I'm Still Here
by Austin Channing Brown 
 a promised land  A Promised Land
by Barack Obama
 becoming Becoming
by Michelle Obama 
 So you want to talk about race So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo
 measure of a man The Measure of a Man
by Sidney Poitier
 free the world When We Free the World
by Kevin Powell
 white supremacy Me and White Supremacy
by Layla F. Saad
 my vanishing country My Vanishing Country
by Bakari Sellers
 Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
 men we reaped  Men We Reaped
by Jesmyn Ward


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Content Forthcoming

film & media



american son 
American Son
Starring: Kerry Washington 

black klansman 
Black Klansman
Starring: John David Washington

black panther 
Black Panther
Starring: Chadwick Boseman 
cabin in the sky Cabin in the Sky
Starring: Ethel Waters
 Fruitvale Station Fruitvale Station
Starring: Michael B. Jordan
 hidden figures Hidden Figures
Starring: Taraji P. Hensen, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
 if beale street could talk If Beale Street Could Talk
Starring: Kiki Layne, Stephan James
 just mercy Just Mercy
Starring: Michael B. Jordan
 malcolm x Malcolm X
Starring: Denzel Washington
 one night in miami One Night in Miami
Starring: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.
 porgy.bess Porgy & Bess
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis Jr, Dorothy Dandridge
 raisin in the sun  A Raisin in the Sun
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett Jr.
Starring: David Oyelowo
 sylvie's love Sylvie's Love
Starring: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria
 the hate u give The Hate U Give
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall


60 Minutes Interview
Sherrilyn Ifill: Why George Floyd's killing is a tipping point
60min-Greenwood 60 Minutes Interview
John W. Franklin: Greenwood 1921
 60min-E.Till 60 Minutes Interview
The Murder of Emmett Till 
 Black History Black History/In Two Minutes
The Civil Rights Movement