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The Importance of Prisons to the Ideology of Black Liberation

Lisa Corrigan. Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.In Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation, Lisa Corrigan argues that the incarceration of influential Black Power activists like Assata Shakur, H Rap Brown, and Mumia Abu Jamal influenced the shift from the Civil Rights movement to the Black Power Movement.Corrigan’s argument is big: that incarceration affected the Black Freedom Struggle, but her use of three case studies and focus on prison memoir keeps the book from being overwhelming or too detailed. Corrigan also went for well known Read more