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The Resource If they come in the morning ; : voices of resistance, [by] Angela Y. Davis [and others] Foreword by Julian Bond

If they come in the morning ; : voices of resistance, [by] Angela Y. Davis [and others] Foreword by Julian Bond

Label
If they come in the morning ; : voices of resistance
Title
If they come in the morning ;
Title remainder
voices of resistance
Statement of responsibility
[by] Angela Y. Davis [and others] Foreword by Julian Bond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Dust Jacket: The trial of Angela Yvonne Davis in connection with the prisoner revolt by three black prisoners on August 7, 1970 at the Marin County Courthouse will be remembered as one of America's most historic political trials, and no one can tell the story better than Miss Davis herself. This book is also perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of that increasingly important symbol-the political prisoner. Of her trial, Miss Davis writes, "I am charged with three capital offenses-murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. My life is at stake in this case-not simply the life of a lone individual, but a life which has been given over to the struggles of my people, a life which belongs to Black people who are tired of poverty, and racism, of the unjust imprisonment of tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters." "I stand before this court", she declares, "as a target of a political frame up which, far from pointing to my culpability, implicates the State of California as an agent of political repression. I declare publicly before the court, before the people of this country, that I am innocent of all charges which have been leveled against me by the State of California." On the central theme of this book Miss Davis contends that "the offense of the political prisoner in his political boldness, his consistent challenges-legally or extra-legally-of fundamental social wrongs fostered and reinforced by the state. He has opposed unjust laws and exploitative, racist social conditions in general, with the ultimate aim of transforming these laws and the society into an order harmonious with the material and spiritual need and interests of the vast majority of its members." Regarding his own defense, Ruchell Magee, the only prisoner who survived the same revolt and one of the many impressive contributors in this invaluable volume which includes George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo, John Cluthcette, James Baldwin, Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins, states, "For over seven years I have been forced to stay in slavery on fraudulent pleas of guilty, made by attorneys, court-appointed attorneys, over my objection, over my plea of not guilty, and over my testimony of not guilty."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
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Davis, Angela Y.
Dewey number
365/.45
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HV9471
  • E185.61
LC item number
  • .D38 1971
  • .D3
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Prisoners' writings, American
  • Prisonniers politiques
  • Prisons
  • Écrits de prisonniers anglais
  • Politische Justiz
  • Rassismus
  • USA
Label
If they come in the morning ; : voices of resistance, [by] Angela Y. Davis [and others] Foreword by Julian Bond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Joseph Okpaku book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Julian Bond -- Preface -- Part 1: Political Prisoners, Prisons And Black Liberation -- 1: Open letter to my sister, Angela Davis / James Baldwin -- 2: Political prisoners, prisons, and Black Liberation -- Part 2: Prison System -- 3: Social functions of the prisons in the United States / Bettina Aptheker -- 4: Prisoners in rebellion -- Prison, where is thy victory? / Huey P Newton -- Folsom prisoners' manifesto -- Part 3: Realities Of Repression -- 5: Trials of political prisoners today -- 6: Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins -- Message from prison -- Letter from Angela -- Part 4: Soledad Brothers Fleeta Drumgo, John Clutchette, George Jackson -- 7: Letter from Fleeta -- 8: How a prison picks it's victims / Eve Pell -- 9: Appeal -- 10: On prison reform from a letter / John Clutchette -- 11: Towards the united front / George Jackson -- 12: Letters to Jonathan Jackson / George Jackson -- Part 5: Ruchell Magee -- 13: Ruchell Magee / Robert Kaufman -- 14: Letters to Angela Davis / Ruchell Magee -- Part 6: Angela Davis -- 15: Political biography -- 16: Prison interviews -- Part 7: Angela Davis And Ruchell Magee On Trial -- 17: Angela-symbol of resistance / Howard Moore, Jr -- 18: From New York to California; the extradition of Angela Davis / John ABT -- 19: Statement to the court -- 20: Ruchell and Angela want to represent themselves / Margaret Burnham -- 21: Ruchell Magee: statement to the court -- Statement to the court in self-defense / Ruchell Magee -- 22: Angela Davis: notes for arguments in court on the issue of self-representation -- Part 8: Campaign -- 23: Political campaign / Fania Davis Jordan, Kendra Alexander, Franklin Alexander -- 24: Statement appeals
Control code
232524
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 281 pages
Isbn
9780893880224
Lccn
71169154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)684433
Label
If they come in the morning ; : voices of resistance, [by] Angela Y. Davis [and others] Foreword by Julian Bond
Publication
Note
"A Joseph Okpaku book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Julian Bond -- Preface -- Part 1: Political Prisoners, Prisons And Black Liberation -- 1: Open letter to my sister, Angela Davis / James Baldwin -- 2: Political prisoners, prisons, and Black Liberation -- Part 2: Prison System -- 3: Social functions of the prisons in the United States / Bettina Aptheker -- 4: Prisoners in rebellion -- Prison, where is thy victory? / Huey P Newton -- Folsom prisoners' manifesto -- Part 3: Realities Of Repression -- 5: Trials of political prisoners today -- 6: Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins -- Message from prison -- Letter from Angela -- Part 4: Soledad Brothers Fleeta Drumgo, John Clutchette, George Jackson -- 7: Letter from Fleeta -- 8: How a prison picks it's victims / Eve Pell -- 9: Appeal -- 10: On prison reform from a letter / John Clutchette -- 11: Towards the united front / George Jackson -- 12: Letters to Jonathan Jackson / George Jackson -- Part 5: Ruchell Magee -- 13: Ruchell Magee / Robert Kaufman -- 14: Letters to Angela Davis / Ruchell Magee -- Part 6: Angela Davis -- 15: Political biography -- 16: Prison interviews -- Part 7: Angela Davis And Ruchell Magee On Trial -- 17: Angela-symbol of resistance / Howard Moore, Jr -- 18: From New York to California; the extradition of Angela Davis / John ABT -- 19: Statement to the court -- 20: Ruchell and Angela want to represent themselves / Margaret Burnham -- 21: Ruchell Magee: statement to the court -- Statement to the court in self-defense / Ruchell Magee -- 22: Angela Davis: notes for arguments in court on the issue of self-representation -- Part 8: Campaign -- 23: Political campaign / Fania Davis Jordan, Kendra Alexander, Franklin Alexander -- 24: Statement appeals
Control code
232524
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 281 pages
Isbn
9780893880224
Lccn
71169154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)684433

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