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They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement Reviews

They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery

They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

Wesley Lowery

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Imprint: Little Brown and Company
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication date: 15 Nov 2016
ISBN: 9780316312479
5 stars out of 5
31 May 2020

"it’s essential reading right now"

As a reporter for The Washington Post, Wesley Lowery spent much of President Obama’s second term in office travelling from city to city, covering the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers, including Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray. They Can’t Kill Us All begins with his own aggressive arrest during the Ferguson protests after allegedly “failing to disperse” quickly enough when police officers cleared out a McDonald’s – then goes on to recount the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement from the front lines. In short, it’s essential reading right now.

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4 stars out of 5
10 Nov 2017

"his book never reads like a data dump. It has a warm, human tone"

Mr. Lowery’s book is valuable for many reasons. He circles slowly and warily around the question of why, during Barack Obama’s presidency, so little has seemed to improve on the racial front.