They simply said: Black Lives Matter; and for that, they were labelled terrorists. In this empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and award-winning author and journalist Asha Bandele recount the personal story that led Patrisse to become a founder of Black Lives Matter, seeking to end the culture that declares Black life expendable.
Like the era-defining movement she helped create, this rallying cry demands you do not avert your attention. With a foreword by Angela Davis.
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By Suswati on 05-02-18
A human experience in the BLM movement
There has recently been an upswing of works relating to racism in the US, so it was only a matter of time that one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement spoke about this issue.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is eloquent, and her experiences are truly harrowing. From watching her 12 year old brother being assaulted and harrassed by police officers, growing up in poverty, to being an adult and watching another brother being locked up for being mentally disabled. It is really quite horrifying to see the spectrum of violence that black bodies still endure even post-Jim Crow laws. Cullors will argue that this is but an extension of those days.
It is a timely piece, and one of the better writings on the topic, mixing activism and academia with her own memoir.