Infiltrating Resistance and Defeating Movements
Marcus Board, Jr.
Reviews and Awards
"Invisible Weapons is a creative and compelling tour de force. Marcus Board asks bold and vital questions about radicalism, resistance, and social movements in the face of enduring racial and gender oppression—and he offers morally grounded, empirically informed answers that will change the way his readers think about the political world." -- Jamila Michener, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Cornell University
"In Invisible Weapons, Marcus Board offers a powerful in-depth study of the Black freedom struggle in Baltimore and the ways in which Black movements are undermined and deradicalized through often subtle and covert means. Using a Black feminist lens, and invoking the great freedom fighter Harriet Tubman in his analysis, Board writes squarely within the Black Radical tradition. A rigorous and brutally honest book, and a must-read." -- Barbara Ransby, MacArthur Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of History, Gender and Women's Studies, and Black Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
"As we forge a path towards liberation, we continue to build bridges between academic discourse and local community organization. Invisible Weapons is making these connections, as Board uncovers those tactics that suppress movement, leadership, and, ultimately, collaboration. In this masterful work, Board gives a framework for recognizing these obstacles to our freedom and moves us closer to finding the path forward." -- Dixon Romeo, Campaigns Director, United Working Families, and Organizer with the Obama CBA Coalition and Not Me We