Making All Black Lives Matter (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2018-09-07
Förlag
University of California Press
Dimensioner
208 x 140 x 13 mm
Vikt
295 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780520292710
Making All Black Lives Matter (häftad)

Making All Black Lives Matter

Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

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This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. In the wake of the murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the exoneration of his killer, three black women activists launched a hashtag and social media platform, Black Lives Matter, which would become the rubric for a larger movement. To many, especially those in the media, Black Lives Matter appeared to burst onto the national political landscape out of thin air. However, as Making All Black Lives Matter shows, the movement has roots in prison abolition, anti-police violence, black youth movements, and radical mobilizations across the country dating back for at least a decade. Barbara Ransby interviewed more than a dozen of the principal organizers and activists in the movement and provides a detailed review of its extensive coverage in mainstream and social media. Making All Black Lives Matter offers one of the first overviews of Black Lives Matter and explores the challenges and possible future for this growing and influential movement.
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"Deserves a place in the personal libraries of all those interested in learning more about U.S. history and liberation movements as well as in every public library." * RGWS: A Feminist Review * "When Ransby writes, 'We look to the new generation of organizers, dreamers, visionaries, and freedom fighters to forge out of this current state of emergency, this current bleak moment, a new path, for Black people, for all people, and for the planet,' one feels that she is speaking not just to the amazing constellation of individuals profiled in her book, but to her readers, too." * Rethinking Schools * "As much a movement biography (or autobiography) as a history. Ransby was there, in the ranks of the leadership, and tells the story with the urgency and passion we might expect from a participant." * In These Times * "As accessible as it is urgent and necessary. Ransby's eyewitness account of the players and the events that built the Black Lives Matter movement spring to life with an immediacy and familiarity that provides rich color and feeling to what might have been, in other hands, a bloodless march through recent history." * The Washington Post * "An accessible analysis of contemporary American racial-justice organizing...This perceptive resource on radical black liberation movements in the 21st century can inform anyone wanting to better understand why these movements sprang up or how to make social change." * Publishers Weekly * "In a political moment where Black liberatory work rarely includes time for archiving, reflection, and record-keeping, Making All Black Lives Matter is a critical contribution. . . . Essentially, where mainstream narratives proclaim that movements and protests simply erupt erratically from anger, pure emotion, and vengeance, Ransby is a balm. She shows how every mass-led struggle sits atop the labor, sacrifices, and investments of many organizers who will never be seen, named, or rewarded for their contributions." * Black Perspectives * "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 *

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Barbara Ransby is a historian, author and longtime activist. She is author of the acclaimed biography, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement. Barbara was one of the founders of African American Women in Defense of Ourselves in 1991 and the Black Radical Congress in 1998. She is Editor of the journal, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, and Professor and Director of the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Introduction 1. Roots and Recalibrated Expectations: Prologue to a Movement 2. Justice for Trayvon: The Spark 3. The Ferguson Uprising and Its Reverberations 4. Black Rage and Blacks in Power: Baltimore and Electoral Politics 5. Themes, Dilemmas, and Challenges 6. Backlash and a Price 7. A View from the Local: Chicago's Fighting Spirit 8. Political Quilters and Maroon Spaces Conclusion Epilogue: A Personal Reflection Acknowledgments Notes Glossary Key Figures Selected Bibliography