The Resource The making of Black lives matter : a brief history of an idea, Christopher J. Lebron

The making of Black lives matter : a brief history of an idea, Christopher J. Lebron

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The making of Black lives matter : a brief history of an idea
Title
The making of Black lives matter
Title remainder
a brief history of an idea
Statement of responsibility
Christopher J. Lebron
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Language
eng
Summary
Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a powerful and uncompromising campaign demanding redress for the brutal and unjustified treatment of black bodies by law enforcement in the United States. The movement is only a few years old, but as Christopher J. Lebron argues in this book, the sentiment behind it is not; the plea and demand that "Black Lives Matter" comes out of a much older and richer tradition arguing for the equal dignity--and not just equal rights--of black people. The Making of Black Lives Matter presents a condensed and accessible intellectual history that traces the genesis of the ideas that have built into the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Drawing on the work of revolutionary black public intellectuals, including Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Anna Julia Cooper, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, and Martin Luther King, Jr., Lebron clarifies what it means to assert that "Black Lives Matter" when faced with contemporary instances of anti-black law enforcement. He also illuminates the crucial difference between the problem signaled by the social media hashtag and how we think that we ought to address the problem. As Lebron states, police body cameras, or even the exhortation for civil rights mean nothing in the absence of equality and dignity. To upset dominant practices of abuse, oppression and disregard, we must reach instead for radical sensibility. Radical sensibility requires that we become cognizant of the history of black thought and activism in order to make sense of the emotions, demands, and argument of present-day activists and public thinkers. Only in this way can we truly embrace and pursue the idea of racial progress in America. -- Inside jacket flap
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lebron, Christopher J
Dewey number
305.896/0730905
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.L393 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black lives matter movement
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Equality
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
The making of Black lives matter : a brief history of an idea, Christopher J. Lebron
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: naming the dead in the name of the living -- American shame and real freedom -- Cultural control against social control: the radical possibilities of the Harlem Renaissance -- For our sons, daughters, and all concerned souls -- Where is the love? the hope for America's redemption -- The radical lessons we have not yet learned -- Afterword: nobody's protest essay
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780190601348
Lccn
2016042413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960033716
  • 756752
  • (OCoLC)ocn960033716
  • 756752
Label
The making of Black lives matter : a brief history of an idea, Christopher J. Lebron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: naming the dead in the name of the living -- American shame and real freedom -- Cultural control against social control: the radical possibilities of the Harlem Renaissance -- For our sons, daughters, and all concerned souls -- Where is the love? the hope for America's redemption -- The radical lessons we have not yet learned -- Afterword: nobody's protest essay
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780190601348
Lccn
2016042413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960033716
  • 756752
  • (OCoLC)ocn960033716
  • 756752

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