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

Author: Barbara Ransby
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: American studies now, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. But as Barbara Ransby shows in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Ransby, Barbara.
Making all Black lives matter.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018012421
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ransby
ISBN: 9780520292703 0520292707 9780520292710 0520292715
OCLC Number: 1028611754
Description: xiv, 221 pages ; 22 cm.
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 --
Glossary --
Key figures.
Series Title: American studies now, 6.
Other Titles: Reimagining freedom in the 21st century
Responsibility: Barbara Ransby.

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In the wake of the murder of 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  Read more...

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