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Author Alexander, Elizabeth, 1962- author.

Title The Trayvon generation / Elizabeth Alexander.

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2022.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  305.896 ALE    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    305.896 ALE    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    305.896 ALE    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 146 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138).
Contents "What will be the sacred words? -- "Here lies" -- "Shock of delayed comprehension" -- A tale of two textbooks -- "Cemetery for the illustrious negro dead" -- The Trayvon generation -- "We dress our ideas in clothes to make the abstract visible" -- "Whether the negro sheds tears" -- "There are black people in the future".
Summary In the midst of civil unrest in the summer of 2020 following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, Elizabeth Alexander wrote a moving reflection on the psyche of young Black America, turning a mother's eye to her sons' generation. Originally published in the New Yorker, the essay observed the lives and attitudes of young people who even as children could never be shielded from the brutality that has ended so many Black boys and men's lives. Now, that essay is expounded upon, bookended by additional essays woven with profound insight and heart and combined with groundbreaking art by prominent and up-and-coming Black artists. Taking the reader through our past and extrapolating its lasting impact through to our current moment, Elizabeth then turns her eye to the radical potential of our future. -- Abridged from the publisher's description.
Subject African Americans -- Social conditions.
African American youth -- Psychology.
African American mothers -- Psychology.
African Americans -- Crimes against.
Martin, Trayvon, 1995-2012 -- Influence.
Race discrimination -- United States.
Racism -- United States.
Racism against Black people.
ISBN 9781538737897 hardcover
1538737892 hardcover
9781538737903 electronic book

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