Bearing Witness While Black

Author: Allissa V. Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190935528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

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"Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism tells the story of this century's most powerful Black social movement--through the eyes of 15 activists who documented it. At the height of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, African Americans filmed and tweeted evidence of fatal police encounters in dozens of US cities--using little more than the device in their pockets. Their urgent dispatches from the frontlines spurred a global debate on excessive police force, which claimed the lives of African American men, women and children at disproportionate rates. This groundbreaking book reveals how the perfect storm of smartphones, social media and social justice empowered Black activists to create their own news outlets, which continued a centuries-long, African American tradition of using the news to challenge racism. Bearing Witness While Black is the first book of its kind to identify three overlapping eras of domestic terror against African American people--slavery, lynching and police brutality--and explain how storytellers during each period documented its atrocities through journalism. What results is a stunning genealogy--of how the slave narratives of the 1700s inspired the Abolitionist movement; how the black newspapers of the 1800s galvanized the anti-lynching and Civil Rights movements; and how the smartphones of today have powered the anti-police brutality movement. This lineage of black witnessing, Allissa V. Richardson teaches us, is formidable and forever evolving. Richardson's own activism, as an award-winning pioneer of smartphone journalism, informs this text deeply. She weaves in personal accounts of her teaching in the US and Africa--and of her own brushes with police brutality--to share how she has inspired black youth to use mobile devices, to speak up from the margins. It is from this vantage point, as participant-observer, that she urges us not to become numb to the tragic imagery that African Americans have documented. Instead, Bearing Witness While Black conveys a crucial need to protect our right to look--into the forbidden space of violence against black bodies--and to continue to regard the smartphone as an instrument of moral suasion and social change"--
Bearing Witness While Black

Author: Allissa V. Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190935542

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Bearing Witness While Black tells the story of this century's most powerful Black social movement through the eyes of 15 activists who documented it. At the height of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, African Americans filmed and tweeted evidence of fatal police encounters in dozens of US cities--using little more than the device in their pockets. Their urgent dispatches from the frontlines spurred a global debate on excessive police force, which claimed the lives of African American men, women, and children at disproportionate rates. This groundbreaking book reveals how the perfect storm of smartphones, social media, and social justice empowered Black activists to create their own news outlets, which continued a centuries-long, African American tradition of using the news to challenge racism. Bearing Witness While Black is the first book of its kind to identify three overlapping eras of domestic terror against African American people--slavery, lynching, and police brutality--and explain how storytellers during each period documented its atrocities through journalism. What results is a stunning genealogy--of how the slave narratives of the 1700s inspired the Abolitionist movement; how the black newspapers of the 1800s galvanized the anti-lynching and Civil Rights movements; and how the smartphones of today have powered the anti-police brutality movement. This lineage of black witnessing, Allissa V. Richardson argues, is formidable and forever evolving. Richardson's own activism, as an award-winning pioneer of smartphone journalism, informs this text. Weaving in personal accounts of her teaching in the US and Africa, and of her own brushes with police brutality, Richardson shares how she has inspired black youth to use mobile devices, to speak up from the margins. It is from this vantage point, as participant-observer, that she urges us not to become numb to the tragic imagery that African Americans have documented. Instead, Bearing Witness While Black conveys a crucial need to protect our right to look into the forbidden space of violence against black bodies, and to continue to regard the smartphone as an instrument of moral suasion and social change.
Bearing Witness

Author: Jontyle Theresa Robinson

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015038142223

Category: Art

Page: 184

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To commemorate the opening of their new museum, Spelman College presents an unprecedented exhibition of the work of contemporary African American women artists. Twenty-five of the most outstanding African American women artists have contributed their work to the exhibition "Bearing Witness," celebrating the opening of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the 115th anniversary of the college. Works in all mediums are included here-- paintings, sculptures, fiber art, mixed mediums, and prints-- created by some of today's most exceptional artists, among them Lorna Simpson, Faith Ringgold, Carrie Mae Weems, and Betye Saar. Because of its history as the first institution of higher learning for black women, Spelman has become a Mecca, a true wellspring of strength and sustenance for African American women. It is only fitting that these artists gather to honor Spelman College, which has long nurtured the creative and educational vision of black women. The arts have always held a central place at Spelman. The college has an impressive fine arts tradition that began with the assemblage of one of the first college-held collections of works by black artists. The tradition continues with the opening of the college's new Museum of Fine Art, the centerpiece of the new Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center. The museum's 4,500 square feet of exhibition space is designed to house the college's internationally recognized collection of paintings, prints, and photographs, as well as an impressive grouping of African sculptures and textiles. The museum also includes a conservatory, one of the few in the country devoted to preserving African American artworks. With the founding of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the college has made certain that the arts will continue to play an integral part in the education of African American women well into the next century.
Bearing Witness

Author: Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: UOM:39015020822725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 898

A collection of memoirs written by Black scholars, politicians, creative writers, and journalists offers insight to the African-American experience in twentieth-century American society
Bearing Witness

Author: Peter Rees

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742379548

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 586

View: 795

'Peter Rees has done what no one else has managed: read the vast Bean archive and get inside the head of the most influential figure in Australia's military history. Rees's superb book shows how Bean bore witness to Australia's Great War.' - Professor Peter Stanley 'Part sophisticated military history, part story for a nation, Peter Rees provides a warm and deeply moving portrait of Charles Bean, one of the greatest Australians of the twentieth century.' - Michael McKernan Charles Bean was Australia's greatest and most famous war correspondent. He is the journalist who told Australia about the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front. He is the historian who did so much to create the Anzac legend and shape the emerging Australian identity in the years after Federation. He is the patriot who was central to the establishment of one of this country's most important cultural institutions, the Australian War Memorial. Yet we know so little about him as a man. Bearing Witness rectifies that omission in our national biography. This is the first complete portrait of Charles Bean. It is the story of a boy from Bathurst and his search for truth: in the bush, on the battlefield and in the writing of the official history of Australia's involvement in World War I. But beyond this, it is a powerful and detailed exploration of his life, his accomplishments and a marriage that sustained and enriched him. Insightful, unexpected and compelling, Bearing Witness gives rich personality to a remarkable life.
Bearing Witness

Author: Beth Greenbaum

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015055829884

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 497

This deeply personal book reveals how one teacher takes her students through the process of learning about the Holocaust.
Bearing Witness

Author: Christopher Maclehose

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029133878

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 101

Leopard—the occasional anthology of the Harvill Press—is a forum for writers the world over. In the present volume are essays by Murray Bail, Stephen Becker, Julio Cortzar, Adriaan van Dis, Julian Gracq, Carol Brown Janeway, Ismail Kadare, Anna Maria Ortese, Jonathan Raban, and the 1998 Nobel Prize winner, Jos Saramago. Jenefer Coates contributes Bearing Witness, a memoir of Leo Labedz, one of the outstanding figures among interpreters of Soviet Russia. The poetry includes a new translation by Peter Norman of Alexander Pushkin's "The Bronze Horseman;" new work by Paul Durcan; and poems by Gesualdo Bufalino, Ernst Jandl, and Bruno K. Oijer, translated for the first time into English.
Bearing Witness

Author: Denise Leith

Publisher: Random House (Australia)

ISBN: UOM:39015059552540

Category: Disasters

Page: 399

View: 966

'There are two types of people in this world: those who have been to war and seen war close up, and those who haven't. They're not the same animal.' The journalists and photographers who document war and conflict are continually challenged personally and professionally by the scenes that they witness. How do they live with the horrors of war and human suffering that they witness and the commonly expressed sense of impotence that results, while simultaneously claiming their job is a privilege and their work has given their life meaning? While passionately arguing their aim is to 'make a difference' why have many repeatedly refused to become witnesses in war- crimes tribunals? And how do they deal with one of the most difficult dilemmas faced by war correspondents and photojournalists: whether to abandon their witnessing role to lend assistance to people suffering from the effects of war or famine, or whether to make the decision that the greatest assistance they can provide is to stand back and get the story or pictures out to the rest of the world? Some war correspondents and photojournalists are drawn back again and again to the next conflict while others have decided that the risk and personal toll is something they can no longer accept. BEARING WITNESS will challenge the way you view and read the world with its remarkable insights into the experiences, beliefs and fears of more than twenty of these journalists and photographers, including Robert Fisk, Monica Attard, Marie Colvin, David Rieff, David Brill, Sorious Samura and Ron Haviv - people who have spent their careers looking at what others cannot bear to see...
Between God and Gangsta Rap

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015034544869

Category: African American arts.

Page: 244

View: 419

Offering a multifaceted view of African-American issues, a collection of essays brings together writings on music, religion, politics, and identity under such headings as "Testimonials," "Obsessed with O. J.," and "Lessons." UP.
Testimony

Author: Kinshasha Conwill

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050813347

Category: Art

Page: 202

View: 844

Complemented by more than 170 superlative illustrations and reproductions, this vivid look at African-American vernacular art celebrates the work of twenty-seven self-taught artists whose artistry captures the social, cultural, and spiritual experiences of African Americans in America's South.