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Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' and Information Resources: Black Lives Matter

Resources need for the Beyoncé’s Lemonade Analysis Project in 11th Grade IB Language and Literature class.

Black Lives Matter

What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean?

"When we say Black Lives Matter, we are broadening the conversation around state violence to include all of the ways in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of the state.  We are talking about the ways in which Black lives are deprived of our basic human rights and dignity."

Read more about Black Lives Matter here.

Black Lives Matter within 'Lemonade'

In the Forgiveness chapter of Lemonade, three mothers of victims of gun violence and police brutality make appearances. The women appear individually with photographs of their sons.

To learn more, start by searching for names, dates, keywords, and locations in the JSTOR, Historical Abstracts With Full TextProQuest, Questia School, the West Sound Academy Library Catalog

Trayvon Martin
Fatally shot by George Zimmerman, February 26, 2012 in Sanford Florida.
Wikipedia article about the shooting of Trayvon Martin*

 

Eric Garner
NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo placed Garner in a chokehold that killed him during an arrest, July 17, 2014 in Staten Island, New York City.
Wikipedia article about the death of Eric Garner*

 

Michael Brown
Fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.
Wikipedia article about the shooting of Michael Brown*

 

*Use Wikipedia as a starting point. Scroll down to the bottom for references and external links.

Videos

Available through inter-library loan.

 

P.S. I can't breatheP.S. I Can't Breathe (Black Lives Matter) 
21 minutes; 2015; Filmmaker: Rochelle White; English

On December 13th 2014, tens of thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets to call attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of the police and to urge lawmakers to take action. The film includes interviews with some of the protesters.


When Justice isn't Just: Unarmed Police IncidentsWhen Justice isn't Just: Unarmed Police Incidents
43 minutes; 2015; Filmmaker: David Massey; English

Directed by Oscar-nominated and NAACP Image Award winner David Massey, this dynamic documentary features legal experts, local activists, and law enforcement officers delving into ongoing charges of inequality, unfair practices, and politicized manipulations of America's judicial system. Additionally, the Black Lives Matter movement and citizens nationwide question the staggering number of police shootings of unarmed Black men and women.

What is an Inter-Library Loan?

What is an Inter-Library Loan?

An Inter-Library loan (ILL) is a service where a patron (user) of one library can borrow books or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by another library. 

How do Inter-Library Loans work?

The patron makes a request with their local library.  This local library identifies the institution that owns the desired item (probably using WorldCat!), places the request, receive the item, makes it available for the patron to pick up at their closest branch, and arranges for the return.

How long can I keep an Inter-Library Loan?

The lending library determines the loan and renewal period for the item.  If you need an ILL item longer, you should contact your local library at least three business days before the due date and ask them to request an extension from the lending library.

Can anything be borrowed with an Inter-Library Loan?

Some libraries have items in reserve or reference collections that cannot be borrowed.  If the item you want is owned by a library that you could visit on your own (for example, at the University of Washington) you should plan for a research visit to look at the resources you need, take notes, and make photocopies.

How long does it take to get my Inter-Library Loan item?

Plan ahead!  If the lending institution agrees to loan the item you want to your local library, it could take three weeks or more before the item actually arrives at your local branch, ready for you to pick up.

How much does an Inter-Library Loan cost?

Good news!  An ILL is a free service provided to library patrons.  The only cost will be if the lending library charges your local library a processing fee for microfilm or copy requests.

 

See below for links to Inter-Library​ Loan request forms for regional libraries.

         

         

         

Resources on Black Lives Matter

Resources on Black Lives Matter available at Kitsap Regional Library and through inter-library loan.

         

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