Professor Barbara Ransby and Elizabeth Todd-Breland Works Named Best Books in 2018

"Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century," by Barbara Ransby, UIC professor of African American studies, gender and women's studies, and history; LAS distinguished professor; and director of the Social Justice Initiative at UIC; and "A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s" by Elizabeth Todd-Breland, UIC assistant professor of history, are among the best books published in 2018 on black history according to the editors and bloggers of Black Perspectives, the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society.