Black Lives Matter

A message from JHUP Director Barbara Kline Pope

We at Johns Hopkins University Press stand in solidarity against all forms of racial injustice and fully endorse the statement on equity and anti-racism recently released by the Association of University Presses. We recognize that race-based oppression runs deep through our country's history and remains built into the very structure of our society.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are just three among countless lives taken because of structural racism and the white supremacy that drives it. We unequivocally believe that Black Lives Matter and that our society must embrace racial equity through real and lasting policy changes.
But what can we, as a university press, do to influence change? As a mission-driven publisher of evidence-based research, we believe our books and journal articles about race, history, and public health can help to stimulate and inform the deep conversations and actions necessary to enact meaningful reform. We offer these books and journals free to read on Project MUSE. It is our way of supporting all who work to bring anti-racist and equitable change to the United States and the world.


Barbara Kline Pope
Johns Hopkins University Press