Wake up America

Black women on the future of democracy
edited by Keisha N Blain
Book - 2024

From the coeditor of the best-selling Four Hundred Souls, a galvanizing anthology for those seeking to build an inclusive democracy.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Blain, Keisha N., 1985- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2024]
Edition:First edition.
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-223) and index. 
505 2 |a Part I: Claiming rights -- Part II: Building power -- Part III: Combating hate. 
505 0 |a Introduction / Keisha N. Blain -- Part I: Claiming rights -- On women's rights / Hon. Carol Moseley Braun -- On reproductive freedom / Hon. Laphonza Butler -- On voting access / Taifa Smith Butler -- On reparations / Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee -- On disability and the American dream / Andraéa LaVant -- On reproductive rights / Atima Omara -- On race and disability / Vilissa Thompson -- On transgender rights / Raquel Willis -- Part II: Building power -- On political representation / Aimee Allison -- On racial inequities in health care / Dr. Rhea Boyd -- On coalition building / Donna Brazile -- On equal pay for Black women / Glynda C. Carr -- On political power / Alicia Garza -- On Black women's electoral power / Hon. Crystal Hudson -- On equity in education / Hon. Kim Michelle Janey -- On freedom from policing / Mariame Kaba -- On economic justice / Hon. Nina Turner -- Part III: Combating hate -- On anti-blackness / Charlene A. Carruthers -- On anti-LGBTQ+ violence / Renée Graham -- On faith and love / Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis -- On violence against Black women / Hon. Ruth Richardson -- On racism and fatphobia / Tami Sawyer. 
520 |a From the coeditor of the best-selling Four Hundred Souls, a galvanizing anthology for those seeking to build an inclusive democracy. 
520 |a In 1968, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer called for Americans to "wake up" if they wanted to "make democracy a reality." Today, as Black communities continue to face challenges built on centuries of discrimination, her plea is increasingly urgent. In this exhilarating anthology of original essays, Keisha N. Blain brings together the voices of major progressive Black women politicians, grassroots activists, and intellectuals to offer critical insights on how we can create a more equitable political future. Incisive essays include those by former Senator Nina Turner on economic justice, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee on reparations, Black Lives Matter cofounder Alicia Garza on political power, and abolitionist Mariame Kaba on freedom from policing. Wake Up America addresses our most pressing issues and provides key takeaways for readers inspired to enact change now. 
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