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WE BELIEVE IT WAS MURDER
THE BLACK SCHOLAR (2014)
  • Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua
Abstract

This paper explores how Black men in Champaign-Urbana Illinois mobilized the Black community’s critical social capital to respond to what many believe was the murder of Kiwane by either Officer Norbits, or Chief Finney, as Manning-Carter claimed. I argue that the men in the NORTH END BREAKFAST CLUB responded to what they believed was the murder of Kiwane Carrington in a variety of civic engagement activities that sought to mobilize the community’s transformative resistant capital to variously expand critical Black social consciousness, organize Black men into a militant social force, and mobilize the community to resist anti-black racial oppression across a range of arenas. In effect, the NEMBC sought to become what sociologist Aldon Morris has called a “local movement center,” an association designed to promote protest

Keywords
  • KIWANE CARRINGTON,
  • POLICE BRUTALITY,
  • CHAMPAIGN,
  • ILLINOIS
Publication Date
Spring April 1, 2014
Citation Information
Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua. "WE BELIEVE IT WAS MURDER" THE BLACK SCHOLAR Vol. 44 Iss. 1 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sundiata_chajua/31/