The quest for freedom, equality, racial progress, justice, and human rights has been central to the study of Black Politics. The subfield of Black Politics was developed to open political science to the analysis of the full range of political behavior and theory in a racially and ethnically diverse society through the recognition and elimination of racial, cultural, ideological, or social bias in the discipline. It is our goal to extend that legacy with this issue. We are proud that the articles presented here center the agency of Black people to resist structural racism and inequality through social movements. The articles offer a scholarly treatment of how African Americans strategize, organize, and resist oppression through organizations such as the NAACP and the Black Lives Matter movement. The scope of the articles provides us with greater knowledge...

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