Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson
A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, "Soledad Brother" is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s. But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s, Jackson's story still resonates for its portrait of a man taking a stand even while locked down.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Clurb - LibraryThing
A catalogue of letters written to family, friends and lawyers over many years of imprisonment in which Jackson details with exceptional clarity and passion, the intricacies of his political and moral ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - beau.p.laurence - LibraryThing
Jackson was what the establishment most feared -- an urban black man who educated himself behind bars and wrote about the system that kept him down. explains why prison education programs are virtually nonexistent today, doesn't it? Read full review