Using Katrina's Legacy in the classroom

Katrina's Legacy is relevant to classes on Black studies, ethnic studies, urban studies, political science, sociology, history, contemporary literature and writing, the study of social movements, and anti-colonial perspectives.  We hope that middle and high school teachers as well as college and university professors will consider adopting this publication for classes. It has already been adopted for courses by:

• Tom Dutton, Miami University
• Keith Joseph, City College of New York
• Robin Kelley, University of Southern California
• Tchaiko Kwayana, Mesa College
• Dan Leahy and Tony Zaragoza, Evergreen State College
• Kelvin Santiago-Valles, Binghamton University
• Andrew Terranova, Westchester High School
• Vitaly, Patrisse Cullors, Jason David, Mark-Anthony Johnson, Cleveland High School
• Komozi Woodard, Sarah Lawrence College and the New School for Social Research

As a movement press, having you adopt the book for your own work is a critical component of our movement-building strategy.

Katrina's Legacy is:

A major historical essay on white racism and Black Reconstruction from 1865 to the present-- rooted in the work of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, W.E.B. Du Bois, Harry Haywood, Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcolm X, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Black Panther Party, and Amiri Baraka.

A strategic intervention on demand development, with sections on:

• The Right of Return for the 250,000-person Black New Orleans Diaspora
• An Environmental Justice Plan for New Orleans Full Democratic Rights, Land, Reparations, and Self- Determination for Black People in the U.S.
• Black Women in the Eye of the Storm
• Immigrant and Indigenous Rights
• Free the Prisoners
• U.S. Out of Iraq
• Placing the Struggle on the International Stage

A call for a Third Reconstruction—a hopeful and strategic challenge to the two-party Second Counterrevolution under which we are living today.  An antiracist, anti-imperialist alternative to the Age of Reaction.

We hope you would consider:

• Adopting the book for a course or courses you are teaching.
• Having it ordered by your library for general circulation and reserve.
• Showing it to other colleagues who may be interested in adopting it.

If you have any questions on ways how to adopt Katrina's Legacy or how to order books for your school's library, please contact us at: 213.387.2800 or email us at