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For Colored Girls

For Colored Girls at the end of empire when nonviolence is not enuf

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  • eBook ISBN  978-1-59056-637-4
  • Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
  • Publication Date: September 2020

For Colored Girls at the end of empire when nonviolence is not enuf is a passionate, provocative letter written by lawyer and activist Alycee Lane to her daughter, Keani, in June 2020, reflecting on the global pandemic, the catastrophe of climate change, and the deaths of African Americans at the hands (and knee) of the police. Lane examines her stated commitment to nonviolence, and questions just where violence might end and peace begin when the future of her daughter, her race, her country, and her planet are at stake.

In this heartfelt letter to her young daughter, Keani, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, lawyer Alycee J. Lane reflects on the possibilities and limitations of the commitment to nonviolence in a time when the fate of her as young black daughter and the fate of the planet itself are threatened by the cruel indifference and apparent active malignancy of the forces of the state. This short e-book forms the new preface for a new edition of her examination of the 1963 Birmingham campaign for peace, entitled Nonviolence Now!

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