Author: Russell Rickford

Russell Rickford is an assistant professor of history at Cornell University. A specialist in the
Black Radical Tradition and African-American political culture after World War II, he is the author of We Are an African People: Black Power, Independent Education, and the Radical Imagination.

Black Lives Matter: Toward a Modern Practice of Mass Struggle

Born as a Twitter hashtag, Black Lives Matter has evolved into a potent alternative to the political paralysis and isolation that racial justice proponents have faced since the election of Obama. In just over two years, the young movement has reinvigorated confrontation politics, giving voice to a popular and righteous rage, establishing a new touchstone of grassroots resistance...

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