Resources

Websites

A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza
https://www.thefeministwire.com/2014/10/blacklivesmatter-2/

African American Policy Forum. Special Report: “Say Her Name, Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women”
http://aapf.org/sayhernamereport.

Black Lives Matter Syllabus by Frank Leon Roberts
www.blacklivesmattersyllabus.com

Black Poets Speak Out
https://blackpoetsspeakout.tumblr.com/

Poetry Society: Black Poets Speak Out Lesson Plans
https://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/poetry/crossroads/black_poets_speak_out/

#BlackLivesMatter: A Poetry Reader
https://blacklivesmatterpoetryreader.weebly.com/

Cultural Front
http://www.culturalfront.org/

The Movement for Black Lives
“A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice”
https://policy.m4bl.org/

Notable Books

A Gathering of Words: Poetry and Commentary for Trayvon Martin https://www.amazon.com/Gathering-Words-Poetry-Commentary-Trayvon/dp/0615646794

The Black Maria
https://www.boaeditions.org/products/the-black-maria

Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/dont-call-us-dead

Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence https://store.counterpunch.org/product/killing-trayvons/

when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter memoir https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250171085

Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky https://www.amazon.com/Resisting-Arrest-poems-stretch-sky/dp/0936481099

Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Protest-Emmett-Trayvon-Martin/dp/0393352730

Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520292710/making-all-black-lives-matter

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The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Fire-This-Time/Jesmyn-Ward/9781501126352

Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin & Marissa Alexander https://squareup.com/store/freedomseed-press/

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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates https://ta-nehisicoates.com/books/between-the-world-and-me/

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/778-from-blacklivesmatter-to

Citizen

Citizen by Claudia Rankine https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/citizen

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us https://twodollarradio.com/products/they-cant-kill-us

Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739178836/Pursuing-Trayvon-Martin-Historical-Contexts-and-Contemporary-Manifestations-of-Racial-Dynamics

Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System https://nyupress.org/9781479873456/

Incendiary Art: Poems http://www.nupress.northwestern.edu/content/incendiary-art

Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789462098428

Passed On: African American Mourning Stories, A Memorial https://www.dukeupress.edu/passed-on

In the Wake: On Blackness and Being https://www.dukeupress.edu/in-the-wake

Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo3683910.html

American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/american-elegy