Making all Black lives matter : reimagining freedom in the twenty-first century /

"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, Bla...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ransby, Barbara (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Series:American studies now ; 6.
Table of Contents:
  • Roots and recalibrated expectations : prologue to a movement
  • Justice for Trayvon : the spark
  • The Ferguson uprising and its reverberations
  • Black rage and Blacks in power : Baltimore and electoral politics
  • Themes, dilemmas, and challenges
  • Backlash and a price
  • A view from the local : Chicago's fighting spirit
  • Political quilters and maroon spaces
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue : a personal reflection.