From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Over five years after the #BlackLivesMatter mobilizations began to reshape how we think about the oppression of black people in the United States, renowned author and Princeton University professor of African-American Studies Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor joined Loren Balhorn and Katharina Pühl of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung to discuss the movement’s trajectory, the state of US society under Donald Trump’s presidency, and possible hopes for the future.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is the author of the book “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation” (Haymarket Books, 2016) and editor of “How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective” (Haymarket Books, 2017). Her newest book, “Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership”, was published in 2019 by University of North Carolina Press. She spoke at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in a joint lecture hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and the Humboldt University’s W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Lecture Series.