This guide is meant to serve as a jumping-off point for students and faculty to gain a better understanding of the events related to the Black Lives Matter movement, including the death of unarmed black Americans by police and the subsequent protests.
The Torture Machine takes the reader from the 1969 murders of Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton and Panther Mark Clark--and the historic, thirteen-years of litigation that followed--through the dogged pursuit of commander Jon Burge, the leader of a torture ring within the CPD that used barbaric methods, including electric shock, to elicit false confessions from suspects.
America on Fire by Elizabeth Hinton
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
Millions of mostly young people defiantly flooded into the nation's streets, demanding an end to police brutality and to the broader, systemic repression of Black people and other people of color. Presenting a new framework for understanding our nation's enduring strife, America on Fire is also a warning: rebellions will surely continue unless police are no longer called on to manage the consequences of dismal conditions beyond their control, and until an oppressive system is finally remade on the principles of justice and equality.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo; Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2018-06-26
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people' (Claudia Rankine).
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Cullors; asha bandele; Angela Davis (Foreword by)
Call Number: RHC. E185.97.K43 A3 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America--and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Publication Date: 2020-01-07
Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads.