Cambridge, MA: Hovey Street Press/Red Prison Movement, 1972. Wraps. Very Good. Item #018404
Illustrated beige wraps. 64 pp. Black and white photos throughout, as well as a centerfold style two page illustrated "poster" depicting a slain George Jackson bleeding the American flag. A somewhat biographical look at incarcerated activist George Jackson, albeit focusing on his time in prison, his writing, his membership in the Black Panther Party and other activism. George Jackson had been killed while attempting to escape from prison in August of 1971. The book asserts that George Jackson was killed before his upcoming trial because the justice and prison system would be exposed to the public, who would hear testimony regarding racism and brutality in the prison system. Mann prints the official story and picks apart the details throughout. Also present is a review of Jackson's last book, "Blood in My Eye," as well as a manifesto style piece outlining the principles of the Red Prison Movement. The organization was "dedicated to building a communist society with the people of this country." VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning, soiling and wrinkling to the covers.