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From the Audio CD - Prisons on Fire

George Jackson

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The Murder of George Jackson:

A 29-minute documentary about the origins of the
modern anti-prison movement

August 21st marks the anniversary of the 1971 murder of George Jackson in San Quentin prison. Through his writings and leadership inside, George Jackson embodies the legacy of the prison movement.

Who was George Jackson?

Why was he targeted by the prison administration?

What makes him important to the anti-prison movement today?

This documentary features historical materials, including George Jackson, from the Freedom Archives.

Other voices include:

Knowing what happened in the early 1970s prison movement is essential for youth, communities of color and progressives to effectively confront today's unprecedented prison growth. We bring you this history through the voices of the people who were there - taking young people back to a time that, in today's context, seems unimaginable.