38 years ago today: The assassination of George Jackson

George Jackson
38 years ago today, on August 21, 1971, Black Panther leader and prison revolutionary George Jackson was killed at San Quentin Prison in California.

George’s legacy still haunts the prisons and black communities of the United States, as prisoners and community remembers remain inspired by this “Soledad Brother.”

On the anniversary of this murder at the hands of the state, we present some links to some important reading about Comrade George, his life, his struggle, and his legacy.

Interview with George just months before his murder
Article written by Walter Rodney shortly after George’s death
Huey Newton’s statement on George Jackson’s murder, Aug. 28 1971
An article on the historical significance of George’s life written by Jitu Sadiki

George Jackson Lives!

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