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Black August honors George Jackson 

George Jackson, his younger brother, Jonathan Jackson and Khatari Gaulden are central to understanding Black August, the commemoration of the martyred freedom fighters that began in the California prison system in the 1970s. Jackson was an African born in America who became a Field Marshal of the Black Pan­ther Party while in prison, where he spent the last 12 years of his life. His book of published letters, “Soledad Brother,” became an in­stant classic.

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