"Cultural trauma occurs when members of a collectivity feel they have been subjected to a horrendous event that leaves indelible marks upon their group consciousness, marking their memories forever and changing their future identity in fundamental and irrevocable ways."
-- from the book Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity (Jeffrey C. Alexander, et al., University of California Press. 2004), Chapter 1: Toward a Theory of Cultural Trauma, page 1.
Davis, F. (2019). The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation. New York, New York: Good Books. Available at UVA Library.