Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

Book - 2017
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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. 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 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.
Publisher: San Francisco :, City Lights Books,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780872867383
Characteristics: xiii, 206 pages ; 18 cm.
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. 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 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.

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