A major initiative of the Africana Criminal Justice Project has been to collect, examine and popularize black intellectual perspectives on the intersection of race, crime, and justice. Particular attention has been given to the long tradition of resistance to criminal injustice in black intellectual history. We have thus far completed nearly 300 annotated citations, reflecting an array of substantive concerns, interpretive styles, and political perspectives among close to 200 different authors. This effort is intended to increase attention to these important works, and to inspire a new generation of thinkers to carry on and extend these critical inquiries, especially in the fields of African-American and Africana Studies. In time, we hope this collection will become a valued resource for researchers, educators, and civic leaders seeking to understand and ultimately uproot the deep color lines of criminal injustice in the United States and beyond.

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