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Yohuru Williams

Yohuru Williams

Yohuru Williams is an education activist and professor of history at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of several books, including Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven (Blackwell, 2006), Teaching Beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies (Corwin Press, 2008), and Liberated Territory: Toward a Local History of the Black Panther Party (Duke, 2008). He also served as general editor for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s 2002 and 2003 Black History Month publications, The Color Line Revisited (Tapestry Press, 2002) and The Souls of Black Folks: Centennial Reflections (Africa World Press, 2003). 

Articles by this author

 

There’s No Excuse for Blocking the Anti-Lynching Bill

It’s 2020—we should’ve made the lynching of Black Americans a federal crime by now.

Yohuru Williams ·


Police Must Be Guardians, Not Warriors

We can’t reform police until we reckon with their history of enforcing white supremacy.

Yohuru Williams ·


No Two Sides About It, Confederate Statues Must Come Down

"The president is wrong. You can preserve history without building or preserving monuments to hate."

Yohuru Williams ·


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