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Someday We'll All Be Free
Someday We’ll All Be Free is the indispensable and passionate follow-up to Kevin Powell’s best-selling essay collection, Who’s Gonna Take The Weight? Manhood, Race, and Power in America. Here Powell widens his lens and skillfully dissects the dreams of American freedom and democracy in these early days of the 21st century. Be it the reelection of President George W. Bush, ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 6th 2006 by Soft Skull Press
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When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast region of the United States in late August 2005, writer and activist Kevin Powell knew he had to do something. He personally traveled to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Houston to interview and help survivors. He organized large truck shipments to the affected region by staging two major New York City benefits in the span of three months. He co-created Katrina on the Ground, which sent over 700 young people, mostly college students, to the devastated area ...more
Aug 07, 2007 Lauren rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anti-Bush folks, anyon outraged by the Katrina aftermath
Kevin Powell is pissed. And while some of this book (a series of essays, really) can feel like a tangent, most of it is right on point with regards to the sad history of how African-Americans have been treated in the US over the years right up until Katrina hit in 2005. And while there is quite a bit about terrorism, Islam and our country post-9/11 in his work, he keeps coming back to the idea that we need to look inward to answer the question "why do they hate us?" I think he proves his point t ...more