From Rights to Lives: The Evolution of the Black Freedom Struggle (Paperback)

From Rights to Lives: The Evolution of the Black Freedom Struggle By Françoise N. Hamlin (Editor), Charles W. McKinney (Editor), Scott Brooks (Contribution by) Cover Image

From Rights to Lives: The Evolution of the Black Freedom Struggle (Paperback)

By Françoise N. Hamlin (Editor), Charles W. McKinney (Editor), Scott Brooks (Contribution by)

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Broadly speaking, the traditionally conceptualized mid-twentieth-century Civil Rights Movement and the newer #BlackLivesMatter Movement possess some similar qualities. They both represent dynamic, complex moments of possibility and progress. They also share mass-based movement activities, policy/legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and targeted media campaigns. Innovation, growth, and dissension--core aspects of movement work--mark them both. Crucially, these moments also engender aggressive, repressive, multilevel responses to these assertions of Black humanity.

From Rights to Lives critically engages the dynamic relationship between these two moments of liberatory possibility on the Black Freedom Struggle timeline. The book's contributors explore what we can learn when we place these moments of struggle in dialogue with each other. They grapple with how our understanding of the postwar moment shapes our analysis of #BLM and wherein lie the discontinuities, in order to glean lessons for future moments of insurgency.
Product Details ISBN: 9780826506658
ISBN-10: 0826506658
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2024
Pages: 274
Language: English