The Legacy of George Jackson: What is Black August?
On this day in 1971, George Jackson was assassinated in San Quentin prison — which today is the site of the country’s biggest COVID outbreak. His killing sparked prisoner organizing nationwide, and is commemorated yearly in Black August.
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