(Re)Teaching Trayvon

Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom

  • Venus E. Evans-Winters
  • Magaela C. Bethune

Part of the Youth, Media, & Culture Series book series (YMCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
    1. Venus E. Evans-Winters
      Pages 1-4
  2. Portrayals and Betrayals of the Black Male Body

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. A. D. Carson
      Pages 7-9
    3. Anthony L. Brown, Marcus W. Johnson
      Pages 11-23
    4. Karen A. Johnson, Kenneth L. Johnson
      Pages 25-41
    5. Antonio L. Ellis
      Pages 43-54
    6. Erica Thurman
      Pages 55-63
    7. Darrell Cleveland Hucks
      Pages 65-75
  3. Trayvon’s Demise as a Function of Endemic Racism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. A. D. Carson
      Pages 79-79
    3. Jason Whitney Biehl
      Pages 81-94
    4. Haroon Kharem, Trina Yearwood
      Pages 95-108
    5. Anton Lendor
      Pages 109-114
  4. Pedagogical Approaches to Combating Racism and (Re)Teaching Trayvon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Kevin Smith
      Pages 117-117
    3. Ahmad R. Washington, Janice Byrd, Jamar Booth, Malik S. Henfield
      Pages 119-132
    4. David J. Leonard
      Pages 133-141
    5. Nicholas D. Hartlep, Daisy Ball
      Pages 143-161
    6. Christopher B. Knaus
      Pages 163-185
    7. Terry Husband
      Pages 187-194
    8. Magaela C. Bethune
      Pages 195-197
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book


The authors bring you in this edited volume a collection of essays that address the relationship between racial violence, media, the criminal justice system, and education. This book is unique in that it brings together the perspectives of university professors, artists, poets, community activists, classroom teachers, and legal experts. With the Trayvon Martin murder and legal proceedings at the center of reflection and analysis, authors poignantly provide insight into how racial violence is institutionalized and consumed by the mass public. Authors borrow from educational theory, history, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, the arts, legal scholarship, and personal reflection to begin the dialogue on how to move toward education for racial and social justice. The book is recommended for secondary educators, community organizers, undergraduate and graduate social science and education courses.


Black boys critical theory media race youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Venus E. Evans-Winters
    • 1
  • Magaela C. Bethune
    • 2
  1. 1.Illinois State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Vanderbilt UniversityUSA

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