If They Come in the Morning…Voices of Resistance

Angela Davis’ incarceration and the struggles that surrounded it became one of America’s most historic political trials. Opening with a letter from James Baldwin to Davis, and including contributions from numerous radicals such as Black Panthers George Jackson, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale and Erica Huggins, this book is not only an account of the injustice Angela Davis fought to expose and overcome, but also perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of the prison system of the United States in existence. Since the book was written, the carceral system in the US has seen unprecedented growth, with more of America’s black population behind bars than ever before. This is Davis’ furious account of her experience, and the voices assembled to shed light on the widespread systematic oppression it calls attention to are some of the most crucial thinkers and writers in modern history. An understanding of the bleak realities of contemporary liberty and democracy can at least find a footing here.

 

Genre
Activism, African American History
Author
Verso
Author
Angela Y Davis
Format
paperback

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