August 18, 2016 – CSE Talent client and The Washington Post national reporter Wesley Lowery announced his upcoming book, They Can’t Kill Us All, which is scheduled for release in late 2016 and will be published by Little, Brown and Company.
They Can’t Kill Us All, which is the first deeply reported book to bring alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray, is the culmination of two years of notes, interviews and life-changing experiences for Lowery.
Said Lowery in an article for TIME: “On August 11, 2014, I landed in Ferguson, Missouri for the first time to report on the death of Michael Brown, which had already sparked days of angry protests and nights of frightening violence. At most, I figured then, I’d spend about two or three days reporting the story. It’s been two years now. Protests have spread throughout the nation. And still the story isn’t done being told.
“Writing They Can’t Kill Us All is my latest attempt at grappling with our nation’s ongoing struggle with race, justice and ongoing penance for our original sin. In the months since Ferguson, Michael Brown’s name has been joined by John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.”
An emerging voice in the national media landscape, Lowery has played a significant role in the coverage of two Pulitzer Prize winning endeavors, including The Washington Post’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize winning work for “Fatal Force” and the Boston Globe’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.
Lowery, who spent much of 2014 covering incidents involving the killing of civilians by police officers, submitted a proposal to editors at The Washington Post to build a database of fatalities involving law enforcement officials that would allow for the tracking and analyzing of related data. From research gathered by reporters, editors, researchers, photographers and graphic artists at The Post, the group discovered and detailed more than 990 fatal police shootings across the nation in 2015.
A native of Cleveland, OH, Lowery graduated from Ohio University and the Scripps School of Journalism in 2012 and served as the editor-in-chief of The Post during his time in Athens.