FSPA Promotes Awareness and Allyship

As stated on our page, FSPA for Change, the FSPA is committed to supporting all members of our community by ensuring we do all that we can to work toward an anti-racist society and address the problems of underrepresentation in our field. In acknowledgment with this commitment and as a step towards promoting awareness and allyship, we are launching this page during Black History Month.

Below are several informational resources – including books and movies – which we have complied to promote awareness and allyship. We also spotlight articles and videos from our Black Fermilab colleagues and the wider particle physics community.

With these resources, we hope to continue the steps of ensuring a more inclusive and anti-racist society, not only in our own particle physics and Fermilab communities but in the wider world as well.

***Note that this page will be available beyond the month of February and will be updated periodically with new resources for promoting our ongoing commitment as stated above.***


Spotlighting Talks/Interviews from Black Physicists:



YouTube Videos


Awareness and Allyship Resources:






Useful Websites:

Movies and Books:


  • “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo
  • “Between the World And Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander
  • “Women, Race and Class” by Angela Davis
  • “The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred” by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
  • “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson
  • “How To Be An Antiracist”  by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • “The 1619 Project” by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • “The Three Mothers” by Anna Malaika Tubbs


  • “Hidden Figures”
  • “The Hate U Give” (movie version)
  • “I Am Not Your Negro” (James Baldwin doc)
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “Just Mercy” (movie version)
  • “Selma”