Trinity UMC of Alexandria

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2911 Cameron Mills Road , Alexandria, VA 22302
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Resources for What Love Looks Like Sermon Series

As we continue our conversations about race and religion, faith and justice, love and action, we have compiled a list of resources to encourage our congregation to continue to grow in faith and action. These are a compilation of resources put together by Pastor Grace Han, Pastor Debra Whitten, Pastor Youtha Hardman-Cromwell, and Program Director Hannah Day Donoghue. 


  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown
  • In My Place, by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. A memoir telling the story of her life from birth in the Deep South, living out the legacy of the Civil War, to her historic role in desegregating the U of GA.
  • Wouldn't Take Nothing for my Journey Now, by Maya Angelou.  A collection of brief essays that reflect on her life. 
  • The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, by Tim Madigan
  • Six Woman's Slave Narratives, published by Schomburg Library of Nineteenth century Black Women Writers.
  • Rooted Against the Wind, by Gloria Wade-Gayles. Three personal essays in which she recalls the painful experience of an attempted rape, her remorse when confronted by her students about her homophobia, and about her interracial relationships involving Black men.
  • The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
  • Defining Moments in Black History, by Dick Gregory
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeouma Oiuo
  • The Hate U Give, by Bahni Turpin
  • Moonlight, by Tarrel Alvan McCraney
  • Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler



  • 13th--A Netflix documentary about the criminalization of African Americans and the prison boom.
  • Dear White People--A Netflix Series. College age students deal with the reality of being Black in the United States. 
  • The Hate U Give
  • Moonlight


  • Code Switch, a podcast led by journalists of color leading conversations about race.
  • Octavias Parables, a podcast diving into Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower/Talents

For Children and Youth:

  • Children of Blood and Bones, by Tomi Adeyemi (Young Adult novel)
  • Skin Again, by bell hooks (children's book) 
  • Dear Willie Rudd, by Libba Moore Gray (A video reading in which a white woman looks back on her relationship with a Black woman servant during her childhood)





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