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When They Call you a Terrorist : : a Black Lives Matter Memoir

Khan-Cullors, Patrisse, 1984- Book - 2018 323.092 Kh, Black Studies 323.092 Kh, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / Khan-Cullors, Patrisse, 4 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.8 out of 5

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Foreword / Angela Davis -- Part one: All the bones we could find. Introduction: We are stardust ; Community, interrupted ; Twelve ; Bloodlines ; Magnitude and bond ; Witness ; Out in the 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.
A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's activists while calling for essential political changes.
"A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America--and the founding of a movement that demands restorative justice for all in the land at the tree Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood In Los Angeles, Patrisse KhanCullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. Deliberately and ruthlessly targeted by a criminal justice system serving a white privilege agenda, Black people are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin's killer went free, Patrisse's outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, these loving women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin. Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, Patrisse is a survivor. She transformed her personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering inequality and a movement fueled by her strength and love, to tell the country--and the world--that Black Lives Matter. [This book] is Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele's reflection on humanity. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable."--Dust jacket.

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Must read submitted by Jinxyluis on July 21, 2018, 10:19am This is a must read memoir, full of passion and insight into both the author's story and the broader Black Lives Matter movement.

An inspiring read submitted by ldibble on October 13, 2020, 8:30am This book has the ability to build understanding and deepen an appreciation for a worldview that has not had adequate space. The writing and experiences allow for reflection and connection in ways that can inspire real change and raise real questions to grapple with how to solve in your own thinking, in your own life, in your own community.

Must Read submitted by caburr47 on July 25, 2021, 8:39am I'm very glad that this memoir exists. It is a unique perspective and how that has married with the birth and progression of the Black Lives Matters movement and a broader experience.

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PUBLISHED
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 257 pages ; 20 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
1250171083
9781250171085

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Bandele, Asha,
Davis, Angela Y. 1944-

SUBJECTS
Khan-Cullors, Patrisse, -- 1984-
African American women political activists -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
Black lives matter movement.
Autobiographies.