Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

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by Mumia Abu-Jamal

City Lights Books

2017, paperback

SKU: 9780872867383


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, from slavery to Black Lives Matter and offers the post-Ferguson generation advice on how to address police abuse in the United States