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From the Audio CD - Prisons on Fire

Attica Rebellion

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The Attica Rebellion:

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

September, 9-13th marks the anniversary of the Attica Rebellion in New York. This massive prison takeover by hundreds of inmates and the callous repression and murders by the state of New York are part of a unique moment in US history.

Who were the Attica Brothers?


Why did they seize control of the prison?


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

This documentary features historical materials from the Freedom Archives.

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 filled with lessons for today and tomorrow.