Miller, R. Baxter
R. Baxter Miller earned his Ph.D from Brown University. He is Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Georgia.2008 0-7734-4966-3
Examines the works of African American writers and intellectuals which defined the community through historical, economic, and social changes in the United States.2020 1-4955-0842-2
Doc Rivers transforms lyric release into public reckoning. In the personal grief of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he perceives a recurring American tragedy. Still fresh in memory are the deaths of Ahmaud Armery in Glynn County Georgia and of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. In his lyric cry, thirdly, Rivers voices the public grief about de facto, public executions of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York and of George Floyd in Minneapolis. More than a strict need for law and order, such homicides represent Trump’s existential threat to African Americans.