From Rights to Lives
The Evolution of the Black Freedom Struggle
From Rights to Lives critically engages the dynamic relationship between these two moments of liberatory possibility on the Black Freedom Struggle timeline. McKinney and Hamlin invite the contributors to take up what we can learn when we place these moments of struggle in dialogue with each other. They grapple with how our understanding of the postwar moment shapes our analysis of #BLM and wherein lie the discontinuities, in order to glean lessons for future moments of insurgency.
Chapter 1: “Sincerely, Grandma’s Hands: Elucidating Similarities between the Trayvon Martin Generation of #BlackLivesMatter and the Emmett Till Generation of the Civil Rights Movement” by Charity Clay
Chapter 2: “Continuity and Change: The Spirituality of Liberation in the Black Lives Matter Movement” by Christophe Ringer
Chapter 3: “Good Cops?” by Peter Pihos
Chapter 4: “‘We May Have to Defend Ourselves’: Black Women and Campaigns against Police Sexual Violence during the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter Eras” by Althea Legal-Miller
Chapter 5: “Revolts of the Black Athletes: Race, Sport, and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter” by Scott Brooks and Aram Goudsouzian
Chapter 6: “The Search for Truth & Justice: A Diasporic Black Freedom Struggle” by Kishauna Soljour
Chapter 7: “The Ambivalence of Activist Photography—July 10, 2016” by David Mason
Chapter 8: “When the Cultural Revolution Comes: Anthem Making in the Era of BLM” by Mickell Carter
Coda: “[title]” by Françoise N. Hamlin and Charles W. McKinney Jr.