August 21st marks the 41st anniversary of the execution of George Lester
Jackson. The Chicago- born Jackson would have celebrated his 71st
birthday on September 23rd.
Jackson was a prisoner who became an author, a member of the Black
Panther Party, and co-founder of the Black Guerrilla Family prison
organization. He achieved global fame as one of the Soledad Brothers
before being executed by prison guards in San Quentin Prison.
Based on an edited portion of Prisons on Fire by the Freedom Archives
(2001) with video editing by Oriana Bolden.
You can watch it here: