The Resource Have Black lives ever mattered?, Mumia Abu-Jamal

Have Black lives ever mattered?, Mumia Abu-Jamal

Label
Have Black lives ever mattered?
Title
Have Black lives ever mattered?
Statement of responsibility
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'This collection of short meditations, written from a prison cell, captures the past two decades of police violence that gave rise to Black Lives Matter while digging deeply into the history of the United States. This is the book we need right now to find our bearings in the chaos'--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States; 'Mumia's writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us here, now, lovingly, urgently'--Cornel West; 'He allows us to reflect upon the fact that transformational possibilities often emerge where we least expect them'--Angela Y. Davis; In December 1981, Mumia Abu Jamal was shot and beaten into unconsciousness by Philadelphia police. He awoke to find himself shackled to a hospital bed, accused of killing a cop. He was convicted and sentenced to death in a trial that Amnesty International has denounced as failing to meet the minimum standards of judicial fairness. In Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Mumia gives voice to the many people of color who have fallen to police bullets or racist abuse, and offers the post-Ferguson generation advice on how to address police abuse in the United States. This collection of his radio commentaries on the topic features an in-depth essay written especially for this book to examine the history of policing in America, with its origins in the white slave patrols of the antebellum South and an explicit mission to terrorize the country's Black population. Applying a personal, historical, and political lens, Mumia provides a righteously angry and calmly principled radical Black perspective on how racist violence is tearing our country apart and what must be done to turn things around. Mumia Abu-Jamal is author of many books, including Death Blossoms, Live from Death Row, All Things Censored, and Writing on the Wall"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.A28 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Open media series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Police brutality
  • United States
Label
Have Black lives ever mattered?, Mumia Abu-Jamal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780872867383
Lccn
2017013442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959037393
  • 1510949
  • (OCoLC)ocn959037393
  • 1510949
Label
Have Black lives ever mattered?, Mumia Abu-Jamal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780872867383
Lccn
2017013442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959037393
  • 1510949
  • (OCoLC)ocn959037393
  • 1510949

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