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Title:
When they call you a terrorist : a story of Black Lives Matter and the power to change the world
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wednesday Books, 2020.
ISBN:
9781250194985
Physical Description:
xviii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part one: All the bones we could find. We are stardust -- Community, interrupted -- Twelve -- Bloodlines -- Magnitude and bond -- Witness -- Out in world -- All the bones we could find -- Part two: Black Lives Matter. Zero dark thirty: the remix -- No ordinary love -- Dignity and power. Now -- Black Lives Matter -- Raid -- A call, a response -- #sayhername -- Black futures -- When they call you a terrorist.
Abstract:
This is the story of how the movement that started with a hashtag--#BlackLivesMatter--spread across the nation and then across the world and the journey that led one of its co-founders, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, to this moment. Patrisse Khan-Cullors grew up in an over-policed United States where incarceration of Black people runs rampant. Surrounded by police brutality, she gathered the tools and lessons that would lead her on to found one of the most powerful movements in the world. This, her necessary and timely story reminds us that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love: that love is the push to search for justice for those victimized by the powerful. With journal entries, photos and notes that show the formation of an activist from a very young age, this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience seeks to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable.
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