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Ibram X. Kendi

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Ibram Xolani Kendi is an American author, historian, and leading scholar of race and discriminatory policy in America. In July 2020, Kendi assumed the position of director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University.
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Cold War Civil Rights
Race and the Image of American Democracy (Politics and Society in Modern America (73))
Mary L. Dudziak - Jul 31, 2011 (first published in 2000)
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In 1958, an African-American handyman named Jimmy Wilson was sentenced to die in Alabama for stealing two dollars. Shocking as this sentence was, it was overturned only after intense international attention and the interference of an embarrassed John Foster Dulles. Soon after the United States' segregated military defeated a racist regime in World ...
Ibram X. Kendi
Sep 17, 2020
@marydudziak Excellent book.     source
The Condemnation of Blackness
Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, With a New Preface
Khalil Gibran Muhammad - Jul 22, 2019 (first published in 2010)
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Winner of the John Hope Franklin Prize A Moyers & Company Best Book of the YearHow did we come to think of race as synonymous with crime? The Condemnation of Blackness is a biography of the idea of black criminality in the making of modern urban America. It reveals the influence this pernicious myth, rooted in crime statistics, has had on our socie...
Ibram X. Kendi
Aug 18, 2020
@ShaxperJack Yes great book by @KhalilGMuhammad.     source
Walking with the Wind
A Memoir of the Movement
John Lewis - Oct 18, 1999 (first published in 1998)
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An eloquent, epic firsthand account of the civil rights movement by a man who lived it-an American hero whose courage, vision, and dedication helped change history. The son of an Alabama sharecropper, and now a sixth-term United States Congressman, John Lewis has led an extraordinary life, one that found him at the epicenter of the civil rights mov...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jul 18, 2020
His contribution to civil rights literature was second to none. A National Book Award and the best memoir by a Black male on the civil rights movement: WALKING WITH THE WIND. Thank you, John Lewis, for bequeathing to humanity your treasure chest, your literature. 3/3     source