Elizabeth K. Hinton
America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s
The 2022 RFK Book Award winners were “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather McGhee and “America on Fire” by Elizabeth Hinton. “America on Fire” presents a new framework for understanding our nation’s broken criminal legal system, tracing the untold history of police violence and Black rebellion since the 1960s. “America on Fire” provides a new framework for understanding the problem of police abuse and the broader, systemic repression of Black people and other people of color in post-civil rights America. Learn more about Elizabeth Hinton here.