6 Streets: Music and Art


Stevie Wonder, “Village Ghetto Land” 

Songs in the Key of Life: Classic Albums



Stevie Wonder, “Big Brother”

Stevie Wonder, “Overjoyed”



City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program





Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin, directed Morgan Atkinson





The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, lecture by Michelle Alexander

NPR Report: “The Legacy and Future of Mass Incarceration” (Feb. 2013).




Jonathan Kozol is the National Book Award–winning author of Savage Inequalities, Death at an Early Age, The Shame of the Nation, and Amazing Grace. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for nearly fifty years. See also “Music and Art” for Chapter 3.


Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ, Homeboy Industries, and TEDx lecture here, “Compassion and Kinship”

“The Calling of Delight,” interview with Krista Tippett



“The House I Live In” (A film by Eugene Jarecki)

Over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. A penetrating look inside America’s longest war and its profound human rights implications.

Commonweal magazine reviews “The House I Live In” here.



“4 Little Girls,” dir. Spike Lee (1997)




“Crash,” dir. Paul Haggis (Lions Gate, 2005), exposes intersecting racial tensions and the cumulative impulse toward violence in contemporary Los Angeles.





Archbishop Oscar Romero House, Regis University, Denver

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