George Jackson

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United States, Author
September 23, 1941August, 21, 1971.

George Lester Jackson (September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971) was an African-American author. While serving a sentence for armed robbery in 1961, Jackson became involved in revolutionary activity and co-founded the Maoist-Marxist Black Guerrilla Family. In 1970 (from the Prison) he published Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson, a combination of autobiography and manifesto addressed to a black American audience. The book would become a best-seller and earn Jackson personal fame.

Also known as Activist

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