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On the other side of freedom : the case for hope

Author: DeRay Mckesson
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On the Other Side of Freedom reveals the mind and motivations of a young man who has risen to the fore of millennial activism through study, discipline, and conviction. His belief in a world that can be made better, one act at a time, powers his narratives and opens up a view on the costs, consequences, and rewards of leading a movement."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr. From the internationally recognized civil rights
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mckesson, DeRay, 1985- author.
On the other side of freedom
New York, New York : Viking, [2018]
(DLC) 2018038997
Named Person: DeRay Mckesson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: DeRay Mckesson
ISBN: 9780525560326 0525560327 9780525560579 0525560572
OCLC Number: 1023050644
Description: xiv, 220 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: On hope --
How am I supposed to respond to murder? --
The problem of the police --
Bully and the pulpit --
The choreography of whiteness --
I was raised by magic --
Taking the truth everywhere --
I can remember her now without sadness --
The friend that's always awake --
Out of the quiet --
On organizing --
Letter to an activist.
Responsibility: DeRay Mckesson.

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"On the Other Side of Freedom reveals the mind and motivations of a young man who has risen to the fore of millennial activism through study, discipline, and conviction. His belief in a world that can be made better, one act at a time, powers his narratives and opens up a view on the costs, consequences, and rewards of leading a movement."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr. From the internationally recognized civil rights activist/organizer and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of a movement from the front lines. In August 2014, twenty-nine-year-old Mckesson stood with hundreds of others on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to push a message of justice and accountability. These protests, and others like them in cities across the country, resulted in the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, in his first book, Mckesson lays out an incisive new framework for today's liberation movement. Continuing a conversation about activism, resistance, and justice that embraces our nation's complex history, he dissects how deliberate oppression persists, how racial injustice strips our lives of promise, and how technology has added a new dimension to mass action and social change. He argues that our best efforts to combat injustice have been stunted by the belief that racism's wounds are history, and suggests that intellectual purity has curtailed optimistic realism. The book offers a new framework and language for understanding the nature of oppression. With it, we can begin charting a course to dismantle the obvious and subtle structures that limit freedom. Honest, courageous, and imaginative, On the Other Side of Freedom is a work brimming with hope. Drawing from his own experiences as an activist, organizer, educator, and public official, Mckesson exhorts all Americans to work to dismantle the legacy of racism and to imagine the best of what is possible. Honoring the voices of a new generation of activists, On the Other Side of Freedom is a visionary's call to active citizenship, challenging us to take responsibility for imagining, and then building, the world we want to live in"--

"Drawing from his own experiences, DeRay Mckesson, the civil rights activist and organizer, offers ways for all Americans to work to dismantle the legacy of racism and to take responsibility for imagining and building a better world."--Publisher information.

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