From  BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Score: 3.5
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From BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation


  • Author : Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608465637


From BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation Book Description :

The author of Race for Profit carries out “[a] searching examination of the social, political and economic dimensions of the prevailing racial order” (Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow). In this winner of the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize for an Especially Notable Book, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor “not only exposes the canard of color-blindness but reveals how structural racism and class oppression are joined at the hip” (Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams). The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against black people and punctured the illusion of a post-racial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists. In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and the persistence of structural inequality, such as mass incarceration and black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation. “This brilliant book is the best analysis we have of the #BlackLivesMatter moment of the long struggle for freedom in America. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor has emerged as the most sophisticated and courageous radical intellectual of her generation.” —Dr. Cornel West, author of Race Matters “A must read for everyone who is serious about the ongoing praxis of freedom.” —Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement “[A] penetrating, vital analysis of race and class at this critical moment in America’s racial history.” —Gary Younge, author of The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

From  BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Score: 4
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From BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation


  • Author : Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608465620


From BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation Book Description :

An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in postracial America."

From  blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation
Score: 4
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From blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation


  • Author : Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1642591017


From blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation Book Description :

An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in "postracial" America.

How We Get Free

How We Get Free


  • Author : Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608468683


How We Get Free Book Description :

The Combahee River Collective, a group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the anti-racist and women's liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to black feminism and its impact on today's struggles.

Blacks In and Out of the Left

Blacks In and Out of the Left


  • Author : Michael C. Dawson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674074019


Blacks In and Out of the Left Book Description :

The radical black left has largely disappeared from the struggle for equality and justice. Michael Dawson examines the causes and consequences, and argues that the conventional left has failed to take race seriously as a force in reshaping American institutions and civil society. Black politics needs to find its way back to its radical roots.

Making All Black Lives Matter

Making All Black Lives Matter


  • Author : Barbara Ransby
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520966116


Making All Black Lives Matter Book Description :

"A powerful — and personal — account of the movement and its players."—The Washington Post “This perceptive resource on radical black liberation movements in the 21st century can inform anyone wanting to better understand . . . how to make social change.”—Publishers Weekly The breadth and impact of Black Lives Matter in the United States has been extraordinary. Between 2012 and 2016, thousands of people marched, rallied, held vigils, and engaged in direct actions to protest and draw attention to state and vigilante violence against Black people. What began as outrage over the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin and the exoneration of his killer, and accelerated during the Ferguson uprising of 2014, has evolved into a resurgent Black Freedom Movement, which includes a network of more than fifty organizations working together under the rubric of the Movement for Black Lives coalition. Employing a range of creative tactics and embracing group-centered leadership models, these visionary young organizers, many of them women, and many of them queer, are not only calling for an end to police violence, but demanding racial justice, gender justice, and systemic change. In Making All Black Lives Matter, award-winning historian and longtime activist Barbara Ransby outlines the scope and genealogy of this movement, documenting its roots in Black feminist politics and situating it squarely in a Black radical tradition, one that is anticapitalist, internationalist, and focused on some of the most marginalized members of the Black community. From the perspective of a participant-observer, Ransby maps the movement, profiles many of its lesser-known leaders, measures its impact, outlines its challenges, and looks toward its future.

You Can t Stop the Revolution

You Can t Stop the Revolution


  • Author : Andrea S. Boyles
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520298323


You Can t Stop the Revolution Book Description :

You Can’t Stop the Revolution is a vivid participant ethnography inside of Ferguson protests, as the Black Lives Matter movement exploded onto the global stage. Sociologist Andrea Boyles offers an everyday montage of protests, social ties, and empowerment as coalescing to safeguard black lives while simultaneously igniting unprecedented twenty-first-century resistance. Focusing on neighborhood crime prevention and contentious black citizen–police interactions, all in the context of preserving black lives, this book examines how black citizens work to combat disorder, crime, and police conflict. Boyles offers an insider’s analysis of cities like Ferguson, where the socialization of indifference leaves black neighborhoods vulnerable to citizen and state conflict, all in a climate where black lives are not only seemingly expendable but also held responsible for their own oppression. You Can’t Stop the Revolution serves as a reminder that community empowerment is still possible in neighborhoods infected with police brutality and interpersonal violence.

Living for the City

Living for the City


  • Author : Donna Jean Murch
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807833766


Living for the City Book Description :

In this nuanced and groundbreaking history, Donna Murch argues that the Black Panther Party (BPP) started with a study group. Drawing on oral history and untapped archival sources, she explains how a relatively small city with a recent history of African

The Speech
Score: 5
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The Speech


  • Author : Gary Younge
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608463565


The Speech Book Description :

In this “slim but powerful book,” the award-winning journalist shares the dramatic story surrounding MLK’s most famous speech and its importance today (Boston Globe). On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where he delivered the most iconic speech of the civil rights movement. In The Speech, Gary Younge explains why King’s “I Have a Dream” speech maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story surrounding it. Today, that speech endures as a guiding light in the ongoing struggle for racial equality. Younge roots his work in personal interviews with Clarence Jones, a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and his draft speechwriter; with Joan Baez, a singer at the march; and with Angela Davis and other leading civil rights leaders. Younge skillfully captures the spirit of that historic day in Washington and offers a new generation of readers a critical modern analysis of why “I Have a Dream” remains America’s favorite speech. “Younge’s meditative retrospection on [the speech’s] significance reminds us of all the micro-moments of transformation behind the scenes—the thought and preparation, vision and revision—whose currency fed that magnificent lightning bolt in history.” —Patricia J. Williams, legal scholar and theorist

Black Liberation

Black Liberation


  • Author : George M. Fredrickson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195109788


Black Liberation Book Description :

Offers an account of how black people in the United States and South Africa addressed the challenges of white supremacy, citing the events and movements that have occurred throughout history. Reprint.