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Results for United States Race relations History 20th century.
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Call #
305.800973 H
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Origins. The Cycle -- The Projects -- The Vigilantes -- The Snipers -- The Poisoned Tree -- The Schools -- The Commissions -- Part II: Legacies. The System -- The Proposal -- The Reforms -- Conclusion.
Summary
" 'If you want to understand the massive antiracist protests of 2020, put down the navel-gazing books about racial healing and read America on Fire.' -Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. Library Journal "Books and Authors to Know: Titles to Watch 2021" From one of our top historians, a groundbreaking story of policing and "riots" that shatters our understanding of the post-civil rights era. What began in spring 2020 as local protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police quickly exploded into a massive nationwide movement. 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. To many observers, the protests appeared to be without precedent in their scale and persistence. Yet, as the acclaimed historian Elizabeth Hinton demonstrates in America on Fire, the events of 2020 had clear precursors-and any attempt to understand our current crisis requires a reckoning with the recent past. Even in the aftermath of Donald Trump, many Americans consider the decades since the civil rights movement in the mid-1960s as a story of progress toward greater inclusiveness and equality. Hinton's sweeping narrative uncovers an altogether different history, taking us on a troubling journey from Detroit in 1967 and Miami in 1980 to Los Angeles in 1992 and beyond to chart the persistence of structural racism and one of its primary consequences, the so-called urban riot. Hinton offers a critical corrective: the word riot was nothing less than a racist trope applied to events that can only be properly understood as rebellions-explosions of collective resistance to an unequal and violent order. As she suggests, if rebellion and the conditions that precipitated it never disappeared, the optimistic story of a post-Jim Crow United States no longer holds. Black rebellion, America on Fire powerfully illustrates, was born in response to poverty and exclusion, but most immediately in reaction to police violence. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson launched the "War on Crime," sending militarized police forces into impoverished Black neighborhoods. Facing increasing surveillance and brutality, residents threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers, plundered local businesses, and vandalized exploitative institutions. Hinton draws on exclusive sources to uncover a previously hidden geography of violence in smaller American cities, from York, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, to Stockton, California. The central lesson from these eruptions-that police violence invariably leads to community violence-continues to escape policymakers, who respond by further criminalizing entire groups instead of addressing underlying socioeconomic causes. The results are the hugely expanded policing and prison regimes that shape the lives of so many Americans today. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Title
Untold history of police violence and Black rebellion since the 1960s
ISBN/ISSN
9781631498909
1631498908
Call #
DVD HOW
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Descript.
1 videodisc (approximately 113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD, wide screen presentation.
Note
English audio.
Audience
TV-14.
Summary
Take an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and hear the story of how six trailblazing performers - Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier - changed American culture through their films, fashion, music, and politics.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Richen, Yoruba, television director.
Horne, Lena.
Lincoln, Abbey.
Simone, Nina, 1933-2003.
Carroll, Diahann.
Tyson, Cicely.
Grier, Pam, 1949-
PBS Distribution (Firm),
Title
American masters (Television program).
ISBN/ISSN
9781531713195
0841887044943
Call #
DVD DRI
Descript.
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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digital rdatr
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surround rdacpc
Dolby digital 5.1
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DVD video
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System Det
DVD, 16 x 9 wide screen; NTSC, region 1; 5.1 surround.
Note
Title from container.
Originally released as a documentary in 2020.
Wide screen.
Credits
Original music by Brian Keane.
Audience
Rating: TV14.
Summary
Chronicling the riveting history and personal experiences, at once liberating and challenging, harrowing and inspiring, deeply revealing and profoundly transforming, of African Americans on the road from the advent of the automobile through the seismic changes of the 1960s and beyond, it explores the deep background of a recent phrase rooted in realities that have been an indelible part of the African American experience for hundreds of years.
Note
English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same function as closed captions."--Container.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan, film director.
Burns, Ric, film director.
PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN/ISSN
9781531712518
0841887044264
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