Say Her Name, Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women


Say Her Name, Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women

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This report was published by the African American Policy Forum.



Despite their marginalization in contemporary efforts to challenge anti-Black racism and police brutality, Black women and girls continue to lose their lives to racially motivated violence. The nation has been left reeling in the wake of the June 17th shooting in which a white gunman murdered nine Black parishioners at a historically Black church in Charleston in an explicit act of racial terror. Six of the nine people killed were women, the oldest, Susie Jackson, was an 87-year-old grandmother demonstrating clearly that Black women also face the lethal risk of white supremacist violence.

Say Her Name sheds light on Black women’s experiences of police violence in an effort to support a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice that centers all Black lives equally. It is our hope that this document will serve as a tool for the resurgent racial justice movement to mobilize around the stories of Black women who have lost their lives to police violence.

Crenshaw, K., & Ritchie, A. (2015). Say her name, resisting police brutality against Black women. New York, New York: African American Policy Forum.

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