Resources Used by RTF

Summer / Fall 2020 Curriculum
Promoting Racial Equity
Striving towards Cultural Competency

• A documentary for those who will read Jesus and the Disinherited: MPT Presents | Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story | PBS

• PCUSA agency Racial Justice Resources, including recommended books, articles, policy statements, videos and study materials: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - Racial Justice Resources (

• PCUSA four-part video documentary to facilitate conversation and engagement around issues of race/racism: Course: Trouble the Water (

• PCUSA 21-day Racial Justice Challenge: Presbyterian Mission Agency Dismantling structural racism | Matthew 25 in the PC(USA): A bold vision and invitation | Presbyterian Mission Agency

• PCUSA Facing Racism Study Guide (six weeks which would fit nicely into Lent): facing-racism-study-guide.pdf (

• NYT list of feature films on history of black Americans: 28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month - The New York Times (

• 10 “Must Watch” Black History Documentaries | PBS

• Traces of the Trade: a Story from the Deep North (filmmaker Katrina Browne traces the disturbing history of her slave-trading New England ancestors) available on DVD and Roku (watch trailer at Traces of the Trade | POV | PBS).

• Three-part video series Race: The Power of an Illusion ( Can be streamed on Vimeo.


• Additional resources on the Salem Presbytery website: Presbyterian Church Facing Racism


8:30 am in Lewis Hall

9:30 Sunday School on Zoom

10:30 am in the Sanctuary & Livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube

  • Facebook
  • YouTube

First Presbyterian Church

308 W Fisher St

Salisbury NC 28144

Phone: 704-636-1321


Office Hours: The buildings are closed during COVID 19, but the staff continues to work remotely.

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