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Prison power: how prison influenced the movement for Black liberation

"In the Black liberation movement, imprisonment emerged a key rhetorical, theoretical, and media resource as activists developed tactics and ideology to counter white supremacy. As a site for both political and personal transformation, Lisa Corrigan underscores how imprisonment shaped movement...

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Main Author: Corrigan, Lisa M.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Jackson University Press of Mississippi 2016
Edition:First printing
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Summary:"In the Black liberation movement, imprisonment emerged a key rhetorical, theoretical, and media resource as activists developed tactics and ideology to counter white supremacy. As a site for both political and personal transformation, Lisa Corrigan underscores how imprisonment shaped movement leaders by influencing their political analysis and organizational strategies. Prison became the critical space for the transformation from civil rights to Black Power, especially as southern civil rights activists faced setbacks in achieving equality. Corrigan fills gaps between Black Power historiography and prison studies by scrutinizing the rhetorical forms and strategies of the Black Power ideology that arose from prison politics. These discourses demonstrate how Black Power activism shifted its tactics to regenerate, even after the FBI sought to disrupt, discredit, and destroy the movement"--
Chapter 1: Prison Power : Speaking and Writing Black Resistance -- Chapter 2: Producing the Black Badman : The Politics of SNCC in the Era of Rap Brown -- Chapter 3: Competing Masculinities : Police Brutality, Prison Brutality, and Black Heroes -- Chapter 4: Recovering Black Identity and History, Feminizing and Regenerating Black Power
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-323) and index
Physical Description:xi, 197 Seiten 25 cm
ISBN:9781496809070