Donna Jean Murch
Donna Jean Murch (narrator) is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University. Her newest book, Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives, will be released in March from Haymarket Books. In October 2010, Murch published the award-winning monograph Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California with the University of North Carolina Press, which won the Phillis Wheatley prize in December 2011. Professor Murch is currently completing a new trade press book entitled Crack in Los Angeles: Policing the Crisis and the War on Drugs. She has written for the Sunday Washington Post, Guardian, New Republic, Nation, Boston Review, Jacobin, Black Scholar, Souls, the Journal of Urban History, Journal of American History, Perspectives, and New Politics and appeared on BBC, CNN, Democracy Now, and in Stanley Nelson’s documentary, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Sam Pollard’s MLK/FBI.