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George L. Jackson: September 23, 1941 - August 21, 1971 Foreword by Jonathan Jackson, J. Jackson spent the next ten years in Soledad Prison, seven and a half of them in solitary confinement.

Jackson spent the next ten years in Soledad Prison, seven and a half of them in solitary confinement. Instead of succumbing to the dehumanization of prison existence, he transformed himself into the leading theoretician of the prison movement and a brilliant writer. Soledad Brother, which contains the letters that he wrote from 1964 to 1970, is his testament.

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.

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.

PDF compilation of letters written by prison activist, George Jackson, from 1964 to 1970. He did, and received an indeterminate sentence of one year to life. Jackson spent the next ten years in Soledad Prison, seven and a half of them in solitary confinement

PDF compilation of letters written by prison activist, George Jackson, from 1964 to 1970.

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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. What a book! First, I couldn't help hating George Jackson

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George Lester Jackson (September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971) was an African-American author. While serving a sentence for armed robbery in 1961, Jackson became involved in revolutionary activity and co-founded the (proto)ist, Black Guerrilla Family. In 1970, he was charged, along with two other Soledad Brothers, with the murder of prison guard John Vincent Mills in the aftermath of a prison fight

Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson epub download

ISBN13: 978-0224005388

ISBN: 0224005383

Author: George Jackson

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (March 1971)

Pages: 256 pages

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Rating: 4.3

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At age 18, George Jackson, the author of the letters collected in this book, pleaded guilty to a charge of armed robbery on the advice of his court-appointed lawyer. Although Jackson was told he would receive a lighter sentence if he pleaded guilty, his actual sentence was one year to life. Jackson served his remaining eleven years being shuttled from one California prison to another. By happenstance he actually did serve a life sentence for stealing $70 because he was shot and killed by a prison guard during a purported escape attempt.

The collection of letters begin in 1967 and conclude in 1970 (letters prior to 1967 were destroyed for some unexplained reason). Jackson wrote his letters without any intention of publishing them. The early letters are primarily to his parents and are of minor interest. These letters assured his family that he was doing well, and often requested books, or other items such as a typewriter. The letters become somewhat repetitive, but they reveal a man sensitive to how his incarceration impacted his family.

Missing from this volume, for the most part, are Jackson’s politically-oriented letters; these letters are collected in another book entitled Blood in My Eye. Underlying all of his letters is a political sensibility reflecting black nationalism and Maoist thought. The political aspect of his writings become more overt in the last hundred pages of the book when letters to his lawyer and to other activists such as Angela Davis are presented. These pages are the most interesting ones in the book.

Jackson wrote in a simple, unadorned style that makes his letters engaging and easy to read. He resolved to make his imprisonment a period of self-education. He read voraciously, determined to increase his vocabulary. He stated: "I met Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Engels, and Mao when I entered prison and they redeemed me." The influence of these authors becomes increasingly apparent and his working vocabulary shows consistent improvement.

Although he became a Black Panther while in prison, no mention of that fact appears in these letters; there is only a single reference to a recorded letter from Huey P. Newton brought to him by one of his visitors. In another letter he praises the efforts of the Black Panthers. Nothing more. Apparently all of these letters were relegated to Blood in My Eye. Both books became best-sellers, but Jackson did not survive to enjoy this success.

Very highly recommended. Five stars for its insight into the mind of a revolutionary. The vigor of the final hundred pages make up for the banality of the preceding two hundred pages.
Flash_back
At age 18, George Jackson, the author of the letters collected in this book, pleaded guilty to a charge of armed robbery on the advice of his court-appointed lawyer. Although Jackson was told he would receive a lighter sentence if he pleaded guilty, his actual sentence was one year to life. Jackson served his remaining eleven years being shuttled from one California prison to another. By happenstance he actually did serve a life sentence for stealing $70 because he was shot and killed by a prison guard during a purported escape attempt.

The collection of letters begin in 1967 and conclude in 1970 (letters prior to 1967 were destroyed for some unexplained reason). Jackson wrote his letters without any intention of publishing them. The early letters are primarily to his parents and are of minor interest. These letters assured his family that he was doing well, and often requested books, or other items such as a typewriter. The letters become somewhat repetitive, but they reveal a man sensitive to how his incarceration impacted his family.

Missing from this volume, for the most part, are Jackson’s politically-oriented letters; these letters are collected in another book entitled Blood in My Eye. Underlying all of his letters is a political sensibility reflecting black nationalism and Maoist thought. The political aspect of his writings become more overt in the last hundred pages of the book when letters to his lawyer and to other activists such as Angela Davis are presented. These pages are the most interesting ones in the book.

Jackson wrote in a simple, unadorned style that makes his letters engaging and easy to read. He resolved to make his imprisonment a period of self-education. He read voraciously, determined to increase his vocabulary. He stated: "I met Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Engels, and Mao when I entered prison and they redeemed me." The influence of these authors becomes increasingly apparent and his working vocabulary shows consistent improvement.

Although he became a Black Panther while in prison, no mention of that fact appears in these letters; there is only a single reference to a recorded letter from Huey P. Newton brought to him by one of his visitors. In another letter he praises the efforts of the Black Panthers. Nothing more. Apparently all of these letters were relegated to Blood in My Eye. Both books became best-sellers, but Jackson did not survive to enjoy this success.

Very highly recommended. Five stars for its insight into the mind of a revolutionary. The vigor of the final hundred pages make up for the banality of the preceding two hundred pages.
Ausstan
I enjoyed reading this letters George Jackson wrote to various family members, friends and the people who tried to help him get out of prison. He couldn't give "detailed accounts" of what was going on, but you can imagine from some of the things he was able to write about, what he and others were going through. It's unfortunate that they never proved him guilty of the money theft, and so very unfortunate that he was given one year to "life" for stealing! As he clearly states, so many brothers were in jail during that time who, initially were "not guilty", but by the time a parole came up, he was guilty of "something" that was brought on by mere survival in prison. All the disappointments he went through with every parole hearing denials, lies and manipulations! Had I not read the book on the life of Angela Davis first, I would have been hopeful he was going to get out of prison while reading, "they said If I don't get in any trouble in six months (3 months, a year), I can have a parole hearing", only to be disappointed to read there was a new panel and they made no such promises were made or they did something to provoke him so he WOULD get in trouble and his hearing was denied. I recommend this reading to as many young men should starting at the age of 14 - give them a BETTER perspective on what it's like to be in prison and hopefully deter them from going down that path!
Ausstan
I enjoyed reading this letters George Jackson wrote to various family members, friends and the people who tried to help him get out of prison. He couldn't give "detailed accounts" of what was going on, but you can imagine from some of the things he was able to write about, what he and others were going through. It's unfortunate that they never proved him guilty of the money theft, and so very unfortunate that he was given one year to "life" for stealing! As he clearly states, so many brothers were in jail during that time who, initially were "not guilty", but by the time a parole came up, he was guilty of "something" that was brought on by mere survival in prison. All the disappointments he went through with every parole hearing denials, lies and manipulations! Had I not read the book on the life of Angela Davis first, I would have been hopeful he was going to get out of prison while reading, "they said If I don't get in any trouble in six months (3 months, a year), I can have a parole hearing", only to be disappointed to read there was a new panel and they made no such promises were made or they did something to provoke him so he WOULD get in trouble and his hearing was denied. I recommend this reading to as many young men should starting at the age of 14 - give them a BETTER perspective on what it's like to be in prison and hopefully deter them from going down that path!
Styphe
This was an interesting book. It shows how one criminal mistake can land you in the abyss of imprisonment and when you're a young and poor black man the challenge to get released becomes that much harder.
Styphe
This was an interesting book. It shows how one criminal mistake can land you in the abyss of imprisonment and when you're a young and poor black man the challenge to get released becomes that much harder.
Dyni
"Soledad Brother" is a powerful testament to the struggle of George Jackson to bring truth and find justice in a totally un-just system. The letters of George Jackson put you in that cruel jail cell right next to him. His words and his totally uncompromising spirit will stir your soul with emotions. From pain and anger, to sorrow, but he will also make you laugh ultimately though, he will educate you. Because George Jackson is a teacher...a most compelling teacher. He teaches with love but he mixes it with a strong dose of rebuke; particularly against those who have the nature of a quisling.

He rips apart the falsehoods that create conflicts of Race and class. Then he relates the purposes for such divisions. He gives graphic insights concerning the "Civil Rights" struggles that marked the tumultuous, game changing, decade of the Sixties. Apparently, his warnings were not heeded and his letters could have been written today.

"Soledad Brother" is a must read not just for Black people, but for all people who are lovers of truth, justice and freedom!
Dyni
"Soledad Brother" is a powerful testament to the struggle of George Jackson to bring truth and find justice in a totally un-just system. The letters of George Jackson put you in that cruel jail cell right next to him. His words and his totally uncompromising spirit will stir your soul with emotions. From pain and anger, to sorrow, but he will also make you laugh ultimately though, he will educate you. Because George Jackson is a teacher...a most compelling teacher. He teaches with love but he mixes it with a strong dose of rebuke; particularly against those who have the nature of a quisling.

He rips apart the falsehoods that create conflicts of Race and class. Then he relates the purposes for such divisions. He gives graphic insights concerning the "Civil Rights" struggles that marked the tumultuous, game changing, decade of the Sixties. Apparently, his warnings were not heeded and his letters could have been written today.

"Soledad Brother" is a must read not just for Black people, but for all people who are lovers of truth, justice and freedom!
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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 against people of color is flawed. This young man's ability to describe his life before incarceration and then to vividly paint his life while incarcerated makes me wonder what he would have become had he been allowed to flourish to his old age. This is a must read. I have yet to finish reading it as I feel it deserves a slow read in order to absorb the intent of his words. May he rest in peace.
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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 against people of color is flawed. This young man's ability to describe his life before incarceration and then to vividly paint his life while incarcerated makes me wonder what he would have become had he been allowed to flourish to his old age. This is a must read. I have yet to finish reading it as I feel it deserves a slow read in order to absorb the intent of his words. May he rest in peace.
TheSuspect
In Soledad Brother, George Jackson is introspective, conscious, reflective and radically thinking as he sits and ponders upon his placement within American society. His story, is moving, touching and profound as he gives you pieces of him bit by bit.
TheSuspect
In Soledad Brother, George Jackson is introspective, conscious, reflective and radically thinking as he sits and ponders upon his placement within American society. His story, is moving, touching and profound as he gives you pieces of him bit by bit.
Soledad Brother is classic. It is a great work of transformation and liberation for an individual who spent the majority of his life in prison. In the end Jackson used his transformation to free himself from the physical imprisonment he had encountered. Although murder by those whose imprisoned him, Soledad Brother is Jackson's enduring legacy to freedom through enlightment and true education.
Soledad Brother is classic. It is a great work of transformation and liberation for an individual who spent the majority of his life in prison. In the end Jackson used his transformation to free himself from the physical imprisonment he had encountered. Although murder by those whose imprisoned him, Soledad Brother is Jackson's enduring legacy to freedom through enlightment and true education.