PAINTING THE STREETS: OAKLAND UPRISING IN THE TIME OF REBELLION features a selection of Oakland murals that emerged in tandem with the inter/national protests against the police brutality/murder of Black people and systemic-institutional racism in the US. The book also includes an introduction, interview, poetry, and essays by writers in solidarity with the Black liberation struggle.
Cover art photo: JJ Harris
Featured photographs: Rohan DaCosta, JJ Harris, Patricia Garcia, Kari Barnes, Edsel Rivera, and Eddie Kochiyama
Introduction by Alicia Garza
Interview with Emory Douglas (conducted by Tongo Eisen-Martin)
Essays by Robin D. G. Kelley, Cat Brooks, Greg Morozumi, Leslie Lopez, Mizan Alkebulan-Abakah, MPH & Sizwe Andrews-Abakah of Spearitwurx, and Black Cultural Zone’s Art for the Movement Team: Carolyn Johnson, Mizan Alkebulan-Abakah, MPH, and Randolph Belle
Poetry by: Sonia Sanchez, Umar Bin Hassan, Tureeda Mikell, Ayodele Nzinga, James Cagney, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Arnoldo García, Maisha Quint, Nia McAllister, DonJuan Carter-Woodard, and Amiri Baraka (courtesy of Amina Baraka)
Featured artists/arts organizations: BAMP (Bay Area Mural Program), Anya Riddell-Kaufman, Binta Oyafemi (in collaboration with Robert Liu-Trujillo), DeVante Brooks, Kufue, Shogun Shido, Keena Azania Romano, Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith, Sharon Virtue, Timothy B, Zoë Boston
Artists: Alex Sodari, Alrad, Angelica Lopez, Bud Snow, Cece Carpio, Chip F. Beal, Chris Granillo, Daniel Camacho, David Burke, David Foreman, Dime, EastSide Arts Alliance, Elizabeth Patrician, Elizabeth Peña, Eugenia Ho, Fay Banawis, ghost ghost teeth, Girl Mobb, Griffin One, Illuminaries, Inbal “Bali” Rubin, Irene Takahashi Coker, Jude Capili, Jun Yang, Kathy Liang, Keena Azania Romano, KeeneVisions, Lynn Huang, Mario Navasero, Maxx Slaughter, Nite Owl, Nyia Luna, Oree Originol, Pancho Pescador, Parul Sharma, Rafael Tapia III, Richard Choi, Serina Jasmin Koester, Shara Shimabukuro, Shawn Gibson, Shi Shi, Taylor Apple, TDK, The Tracy Piper, Trust Your Struggle, Wanli Wang, Zachary Sweet, and collages including 88 additional murals.
Poetry. California Interest. African & African American Studies. Art.