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George Jackson and Black August

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we present, The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson, a program about the modern anti-prison movement, produced by The Freedom Archives. This year marks the 38th anniversary of Black August, first originated in the California prisons to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, George and Jonathan Jackson, Khatari Gaulden, James McClain, and William Christmas. Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to take hostages in a plan to negotiate the release of his brother, George. This action liberated three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters: James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee. Ruchell Magee still imprisoned, and is the sole survivor of the Marin County Rebellion.

Later on Poor News Network examines America’s War on the poor.


The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson produced by Freedom Archives.

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