Synopses & Reviews
The key writings from the radical Black Freedom Struggle, put into contemporary context by acclaimed thinkers and journalists
This book traces over the course of a century the making of a radical intellectual and political project--the Black Radical Tradition. From W.E.B. DuBois to Black Lives Matter, the writers, thinkers, revolutionaries, and movements represented in this book shaped a global liberation struggle that put race at the center of the story, while outlining a vision of freedom for all people.
With activists taking to the streets with renewed vigor to fight racism, inequality, and capitalism, this collection of classic writing and primary documents restores the historical grounding and revolutionary genealogy of today's protest movements. Including key writings of thinkers and figures like Hubert Harrison, Claude McKay, Claudia Jones, C.L.R. James, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, and the Combahee River Collective, this is the most comprehensive gathering of revolutionary black voices ever assembled.
Leading contemporary scholars including Robin D.G. Kelley, Barbara Ransby, Bill Fletcher, Donna Murch, and Keeanga-Yahmatta Taylor contextualize the selections with introductions and explanatory material.