In this empowering account of survival, strength and resilience, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and award-winning author and journalist asha bandele recount the personal story that led Patrisse to become a founder of Black Lives Matter, seeking to end the culture that declares Black life expendable.
Following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, three women - Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors - came together to form an active response to the systemic racism causing the deaths of so many African-Americans. They simply said: Black Lives Matter; and for that, they were labelled terrorists.
Patrisse is a survivor. She transformed her personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering in equality and a movement fuelled by her strength and love to tell the country—and the world—that Black Lives Matter.
Listen to Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele on the B&N podcast