..."To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction."

-Martin Luther King Jr.

Tackling Social Issues

The Hannah Project is building a learning community around issues of social justice and dismantling systemic racism.  The Hannah Project has assembled a running list of materials and multi-media to grow our understanding of these themes.  If you have suggestions that should be added to this list, please share your suggestions via email.

Articles of Interest

Blogs & Resources


Meet Malcolm Pinson of OG Malc Arts in Bay Area

August 21, 2020

Malcolm Pinson is a Hannah Scholar and Dream Keeper Scholarship recipient. Employed by the Hannah Freedom School as a Servant Leader Intern in 2017, Malcolm graduated from San Francisco State University in 2019 with a BA in Broadcast Education Communications and Art (BECA) and Afrrican American Studies. He is currently employed at KNBR. To view…


July 29, 2020

It seems like only a few years ago that  Malachia was deciding to switch her major from chemistry to biology.  Six years later,  Malachia Hoover, who grew up in Marin City, is recognized as a promising cancer researcher, recently earned her Master’s degree in Biology as part of California State University Northridge’s (CSUN) Research Initiative…

IN Memoriam – John Lewis

July 28, 2020

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Marin City school children march for social justice

July 20, 2020

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Music & Movement

Reading & Watch Lists

African-American Studies

  • Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America by Lerone Bennett
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabelle Wilkerson 
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discountent by Isabelle Wilkerson
  • The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G Woodson
Asian-American Studies

  • The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism by Rosalind Chou & Joe R. Feagin 
  •  Strangers From a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans by Ronald Takaki
Latino/a History & Studies

Native-American History & Studies

  • An Indigenous People's History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  • The State of Native American Genocide, Colonization & Resistance by Annette M. Jaimes
  • Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
White History & Studies

  • Lifting the White Veil by Jeff Hitchcock
Racism in Post-Civil Rights U.S

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Racism - General

  • A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F.  Saad
  • Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • "Race: The Power of an Illusion." Los Angeles, California NewsReel. 2005. Episode One: "The Difference Between Us;" Episode Two: The Story We Tell;" Episode Three: The House We Live In."  on PBS.
Racism & Education

  • Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach by Carole Brunson Phillips, Asa G. Hillard III 
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
  • Learning While Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African American Children Janice Hale
  • No Human is Illegal: An Educators Guide for Addressing Immigration in the Classroom
  • Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in our Schools by Pedro Nogueraand Jean Yonemura Wing
  • Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School by Mica Pollack
  • Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference  by Howard C. Stevenson
  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • What Makes White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris 
Race & Gender

  • Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
  • Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History