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A collection of Jackson’s letters from prison the Soledad Brother book is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life Jackson’s letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America’s prisons in the 1960s But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s Jackson’s story still resonates for its portrait of a man taking a stand even while locked down
A collection of Jackson’s letters from prison the Soledad Brother book is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life Jackson’s letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America’s prisons in the 1960s But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s Jackson’s story still resonates for its portrait of a man taking a stand even while locked down