Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters Of George Jackson
  • Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters Of George Jackson
  • Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters Of George Jackson
  • Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters Of George Jackson
  • Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters Of George Jackson
  • Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters Of George Jackson
ISBN: 1556522304
EAN13: 9781556522307
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 1994
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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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   One Real Brother
In Soledad Brother, George Jackson is introspective, conscious, reflective and radically thinking as he sits and ponders his placement within American society. His story is moving, touching and profound as he gives you bits by bit of him.
It is a first person commentary on the judicial system in America... an indeterminate to life sentence for stealing $70?? He was a youngster born into a country whose history is flawed against people of color. This young man's ability to paint his life before incarceration and then describe his life while incarcerated makes me wonder what he would have become if he had been allowed to flourish until his old age. This is a must read book. I have yet to finish reading it, as I feel it deserves a slow read to absorb the intent of his words. He may rest in peace.
   Long Live The Spirit of The Black Panther Party!
I am building my mind in the little time I have left in this body to share this great history with young people in my community.
   Great read
Originally, I bought this book for a class, but I could not convince myself to put it down. It was truly a great way to understand the intersection between race and prison, and the necessity for prison reform.
   Must read!!
I love this book! I can not even imagine what he went through in prison, but he was so aeticulate, ans eduated!
   In-depth Snapshot of Mr. Jackson's reality
George Jackson's book Soledad Brothers is a hold nothing back in your face account of his time, thoughts and experiences while incarcerated. He shares many personal views relating to injustice, politics, the system and his own mental health, which fluctuated from one extreme to the other at times. Whether you agree with his position on government or not one thing for sure, his passion for change was second to none. He was not a free man, but his ideology did not fall on death ears some 50 years later.
   A very impactful and eloquently written book that was not intentionally created to be a book.
Getting insight into the racist prison environment, while reading the growth of thought by George Jackson was impactful. Had this man been born in different circumstances with different resources, the impact of his intellect will never know the world. A very good read, albeit sometimes very sad.
Around to reaching this timeless piece, got around. The critical, the confusion, the clarity and the candor of this dynamic person was reflected in a series of letters demonstrating the insidious nature of racism and power in our society. There were parts that did not feel like he was writing about our current times. In some ways, it felt modern and in other ways it felt outdated, but you can 't argue with the thinking that it generates as you read each letter. Enter the mind of a man that pushed himself to make his time in prison count for something larger than himself. Chase his thought and engage your own thinking.
   TRUTH, well Spoken
The themes in this book, written decades ago, address issues of today. Cosby was mentioned, and Reagan and idiotic people were granted unrestrained power to run the country.