Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

Written by Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano, coeditors of The Shadow of Selma   The Trump presidency seems to have reignited popular protest in numerous ways—sometimes troubling, sometimes inspiring. We need only look to the women’s marches, the furor over the travel ban, the militant response to fascists openly marching in Charlottesville, and the … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

The Shadow of Selma

“Deftly interrogates the past, present, and future of race and justice in the United States through the lens of the Selma campaign’s various meanings and legacies.”—John A. Kirk, author of Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940–1970   The Shadow of Selma provides a comprehensive assessment of the 1965 civil rights campaign, the … Continue reading The Shadow of Selma

New Paperback Release: The Culture War in the Civil Rights Movement

“Boldly suggests that cultural organizing shaped the trajectory and spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.”—Journal of American Ethnic History   “Street brings together many different cultural strands in this work and argues cogently that they were an important part of a movement that affirmed African American self-belief at the same time as it demanded freedom … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Culture War in the Civil Rights Movement

Dirty Harry’s America

. “Street provides a crucial critical and cultural service by not only studying Eastwood’s individual films in sharp detail but also by providing a close and serious analysis of the cultural and historic times of the films.”—Sam B. Girgus, author of Clint Eastwood’s America . “By far the most comprehensive, sustained, and detailed discussion of … Continue reading Dirty Harry’s America

Black Power in the Caribbean

Black Power in the Caribbean Edited by Kate Quinn We're excited to announce the publication of the landmark volume Black Power in the Caribbean. Here's what people have been saying about the book: “An altogether path-breaking collection of riveting essays.”—Robert A. Hill, Editor in Chief of The Marcus Garvey & UNIA Papers “A fascinating, original, and much-needed … Continue reading Black Power in the Caribbean