Reading Towards Abolition: A Reading List on Policing, Rebellion, and the Criminalization of Blackness

June 15, 2020
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Compiled by the Abusable Past Collective

The co-editors at the Abusable Past have compiled this list to provide readers with quick access to collected resources for teaching, learning, and acting in the wake of the most recent wave of police killings, including the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, Breona Taylor  in Louisville, KY, and Tony McDade in Tallahassee, FL. This list is not comprehensive as there are multiple ways to contextualize this current moment of rebellion. We hope to collaborate around a practice of self-study towards a freer world. We welcome suggestions for additional resources, which you can tweet to us, DM to us on Instagram @theabusablepast, or email

See the full reading list