Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence eds. by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain (review)
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Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence, eds. Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain (Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2016), 351 pp.

Charleston Syllabus was born from the hashtag syllabus movement on social media, an urgent response by scholars to viral videos of racial violence in the United States. While many of these syllabi remain useful crowdsourced documents online, Charleston Syllabus has evolved into a print resource that will be indispensable to teachers and students of African American and African diaspora studies. This comprehensive work responds directly to the racially motivated mass shooting at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on the evening of June 17, 2015. The editors assembled a carefully selected array of documents, including extracts from slave narratives, scholarly monographs, poetry, and historical texts such as a speech on civil rights delivered in the House of Representatives in 1874. This volume is indeed timely as it provides a guide to understanding the United States' long history of racism and violence and its contemporary manifestations. [End Page 79]

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