Breonna Taylor and Me

Black Women, Racial Justice and Reclaiming Hope

by Angela Douglas (Volume editor) Emmanuel Harris II (Volume editor)
©2024 Textbook 0 Pages
Series: Complicated Conversation, Volume 61

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The 2020 global pandemic further underscored the need for justice and visibility for Black women. Despite occurring over two months earlier, the tragedy surrounding the killing of unarmed, Breonna Taylor at the hands of police seemingly went unnoticed until the murder of George Floyd. This volume encompasses diverse disciplines to examine the marginalization and erasure of Black women. It recognizes their experiences, highlights their remarkable contributions, analyzes the treatment of women of African descent worldwide, and instills hope in the face of systemic racial oppression. Scholars analyze themes such as socio-political ignorance and the intersectionality of race and gender discrimination. The collection of essays empowers, inspires and informs readers, as it pays homage to the life of Breonna Taylor and forms a part of the continuum of works that celebrate, illuminate, and educate about the importance of Black and African American women.


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2024 (January)
Breonna Taylor Black women racial justice intersectionality African American women Africana Studies African American Studies social justice Breonna Taylor and Me Black Women, Racial Justice, and Reclaiming Hope Emmanuel D. Harris II Angela Y. Douglas
New York, Berlin, Bruxelles, Chennai, Lausanne, Oxford, 2024. xxx pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Angela Douglas (Volume editor) Emmanuel Harris II (Volume editor)

Angela Y. Douglas (MPA, Georgia State University) is a practitioner-activist and seasoned political scientist. Formerly an elected official and collegiate educator, Douglas works as a public engagement and community development strategist in private practice. She has published book chapters and speaks on rural politics, social justice, and US governance. Emmanuel D. Harris II, PhD from Washington Univ. in St. Louis, where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow. A Professor of Spanish at the Univ. of North Carolina Wilmington, he also instructs classes in Africana Studies. The English translator of the Afro-Peruvian novel Malambo (2005), Harris co-edited The Trayvon Martin in US: An American Tragedy (2015).


Title: Breonna Taylor and Me