Prisons, State Violence, and the Organizing Tradition

Title

Prisons, State Violence, and the Organizing Tradition

Authors

Dan Berger

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Description

Dan Berger (University of Washington) explores the central role that people in prison played during the civil rights and Black Power movements of the 1960s and 1970s. It argues that today’s mass incarceration began as a response to the mass mobilization of prisoners and neighborhoods.

Publication Date

3-3-2015

Keywords

mass incarceration, prison, prisoners, state violence, civil rights movement, Black Power movement, race, organizing

Disciplines

African American Studies | Race and Ethnicity | United States History

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