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Author Bunn, Curtis, author.

Title Say their names : how Black lives came to matter in America / Curtis Bunn, Michael H. Cottman, Patrice Gaines, Nick Charles, and Keith Harriston.

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  323.1196 BUN    In Cataloging
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  323.1196 BUN    In Cataloging
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Edition First edition.
Description xi, 336 pages; 24 cm
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Note "Foreword by Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of he National Urban League."-- from the cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-330).
Contents Why Black Lives Matter matters -- The Black carnage of the coronavirus -- Dealing with policing in America -- Locking up Black lives -- Church in the age of the BLM movement -- Black political lineage: from Adam Clayton Powell to Barack Obama -- The rise of Georgia Black voters -- The need for fair legislation -- The matter of the wealth gap -- Moving on -- Hope for the future.
Summary "For many, the story of the weeks of protests in the summer of 2020 began with the horrific nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds when Police Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd on camera, and it ended with the sweeping federal, state, and intrapersonal changes that followed. It is a simple story, wherein white America finally witnessed enough brutality to move their collective consciousness. The only problem is that it isn't true. George Floyd was not the first Black man to be killed by police-he wasn't even the first to inspire nation-wide protests-yet his death came at a time when America was already at a tipping point. In say their names, five seasoned journalists probe this critical shift. With a piercing examination of how inequality has been propagated throughout history, from Black imprisonment and the Convict Leasing program to long-standing predatory medical practices to over-policing, the authors highlight the disparities that have long characterized the dangers of being Black in America. They examine the many moderate attempts to counteract these inequalities, from the modern Civil Rights movement to Ferguson, and how the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others pushed compliance with an unjust system to its breaking point. Finally, they outline the momentous changes that have resulted from this movement, while at the same time proposing necessary next steps to move forward. With a combination of penetrating, focused journalism and affecting personal insight, the authors bring together their collective years of reporting, creating a cohesive and comprehensive understanding of racial inequality in America"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
Black lives matter movement.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
United States -- Race relations.
Added Author Cottman, Michael H., author.
Gaines, Patrice, author.
Charles, Nick (Journalist), author.
Harriston, Keith, author.
Morial, Marc H., writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781538737828 hardcover
1538737825 hardcover
Standard No. 40030792095

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