According to Mumia Abu Jamal, August–in both historic and contemporary African American history–is a month of meaning, a month of repression. So today you will hear a commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal about the origins and significance of Black August. It's stories of resistance, both individually as well as collectively. It's also stories of repression and rebellion as we present part one of the Black August Commemoration, originally produced by Black Panther veteran and revolutionary journalist, Kiilu Nyasha. Black August Commemoration focuses on the life of freedom fighters and revolutionaries, including Soledad Brothers like George Jackson. Hear it this Monday on Women's Magazine at 1pm on KPFA, 94.1FM and online at www.kpfa.org.
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