The Resource Have Black lives ever mattered?, Mumia Abu-Jamal, (electronic resource)

Have Black lives ever mattered?, Mumia Abu-Jamal, (electronic resource)

Label
Have Black lives ever mattered?
Title
Have Black lives ever mattered?
Statement of responsibility
Mumia Abu-Jamal
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In December 1981, Mumia Abu-Jamal was shot and beaten into unconsciousness by Philadelphia police. He awoke to find himself shackled to a hospital bed, accused of killing a cop. He was convicted and sentenced to death in a trial that Amnesty International has denounced as failing to meet the minimum standards of judicial fairness. In Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?, 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 on the topic 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. Applying a personal, historical, and political lens, Mumia provides a righteously angry and calmly principled radical black perspective on how racist violence is tearing our country apart and what must be done to turn things around
Summary
A powerful indictment on the history of police violence against people of color, from slavery to today's Black Lives Matter
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10567571
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1954-
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Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
Series statement
Open media series
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Police brutality
  • Electronic books
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Have Black lives ever mattered?, Mumia Abu-Jamal, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11899810
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780872867390
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11899810
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11899810
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Have Black lives ever mattered?, Mumia Abu-Jamal, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11899810
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780872867390
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11899810
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11899810
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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