Beacon Press: Stride Toward Justice: Confronting Race, Gender & Class in the United States edited by Melissa Harris-Perry and Jeanne Theoharis
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“Stride Toward Justice: Confronting Race, Gender & Class in the United States”

Stride Toward Justice, edited by Melissa Harris-Perry and Jeanne Theoharis and published by Beacon Press, is a book series that offers progressive voices writing on and at the intersection of race, gender, and class. Cutting edge, intellectually sharp, and deeply relevant, this series is an urgent response to the injustices of our times and the ideas that hide and sustain them. The series will include both younger and more seasoned writers, including academics, activists, independent journalists, and other community experts; books will be published in multiple formats.

Melissa Harris-Perry is Presidential Endowed Chair in Politics and International Affairs and the director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University. She is author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America and has been the host of Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC.
Jeanne Theoharis is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of CUNY and the author of numerous books and articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements, and on the politics of race in contemporary America.  Her most recent book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, won the 2014 NAACP Image Award.

Gayatri Patnaik, executive editor at Beacon Press, oversees the series, and stresses that “each title seeks to challenge and engage—and will be a call to action.” She adds that the books will be accessibly written and intended for both general and academic audiences. Authors interested in submitting proposals should contact Patnaik at

With more than 150 years of independent publishing, Beacon Press has always been at the forefront of progressive ideas and has published James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Howard Zinn, Anita Hill, Marian Wright Edelman, and many other prophetic voices.