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Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation

Lisa M. Corrigan

Abstract

Prison Power centers imprisonment in the history of black liberation as a rhetorical, theoretical, physical, and media resource as activists developed movement tactics and ideology to counter white supremacy. In highlighting imprisonment as a site for both political and personal transformation, Prison Power underscores how imprisonment shaped movement leaders by influencing their political analysis and organizational strategies. The book suggests that prison became the critical space for the transformation from civil rights to Black Power, especially as southern civil rights activists faced se ... More

Keywords: Prison, Jail, Black Power, Civil rights movement, Rhetoric

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496809070
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496809070.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa M. Corrigan, author
University of Arkansas