ANGELA Y. DAVIS / THE FREEDOM ARCHIVES
V/A - Prisons On Fire : George Jackson, Attica & Black Liberation
CD - $12.00
30 years ago America's prisons burned. Here's how, why, and what
happened. Who were the Attica Brothers? Why did they seize control of
the prison? And who was George Jackson? And why was he murdered by
the prison administration? And what do these forgotten histories tell
us about prisons, repression, and the struggle for freedom today?
Now, through archive audio, music and interviews, the voices of the
Attica Brothers, Jonathan Jackson Jr., Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka,
James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, former Black Panther Chief Of Staff
David Hilliard and more, introduce and grapple with this legacy.
The Freedom Archives contain over 5000 hours of audiotape recordings,
documenting, as it happened, the most turbulent times, events, and
movements, from the early 60s to the mid-1990s. From People's Park to
Attica. Vietnam to Puerto Rico. Wounded Knee to Mumia Abu-Jamal. Paul
Robeson to Pete Seeger.
Frank 'Big Black' Smith, Charles Barkley, Elizabeth Fink and Michael
Deutsch, Angela Davis,David Hilliard, Ruchell Magee, Harry Belafonte,
James Baldwin, Jonathan Jackson Jr, Georgia Jackson, etc
Notes Of Interest :
End of 2001 was the 30th year anniversary both of Attica and the
murder of George Jackson...
This is all original audio material, a lot of it heard for the first time.
Anti-prison movement is at an all time high, with incarceration rates
soaring, and a general acceptance now that prisons and the "War
Against Drugs" are part of the social control used against people of