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The Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela Davis

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First published in 1975, and praised by The Nation for its "graphic narrative of (Davis's) legal and public fight, " The Morning Breaks remains relevant today as the nation contends with the political fallout of the Sixties and the grim consequences of institutional racism. For this edition, Bettina Aptheker has provided an introduction that revisits crucial events of the late 1960s and early 1970s and puts Davis's case into the context of that time and our own — from the killings at Kent State and Jackson State to the politics of the prison system today. This book gives a first-hand account of the worldwide movement for Angela Davis's freedom and of her trial. It offers a unique historical perspective on the case and its continuing significance in the contemporary political landscape.

Synopsis:

On August 7, 1970, a revolt by Black prisoners in a Marin County courthouse stunned the nation. In its aftermath, Angela Davis, an African American activist-scholar, who had campaigned vigorously for prisoners' rights, was placed on the FBI's "ten most wanted list." Captured in New York City two months later, she was charged with murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy. Her trial, chronicled in this "compelling tale" (Publisher's Weekly), brought strong public indictment. The Morning Breaks is a riveting firsthand account of Davis's ordeal and her ultimate triumph written by an activist in the student, civil rights, and anti-war movements who was intimately involved in the struggle for her release. For this edition, Bettina Aptheker has provided an introduction that revisits crucial events of the late 1960s and early 1970s and puts Davis's case into the context of that time and our own - from the killings at Kent State and Jackson State and the persecutions and prosecutions of members of the Black Panther Party to the politics of the prison system today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801485978
Author:
Aptheker, Bettina
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y. :
Subject:
California
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Davis, angela yvonne, 1944-
Subject:
Trials (Conspiracy)
Subject:
Trials (Conspiracy) -- California -- San Jose.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Davis, Angela Yvonne -
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.49x5.52x.77 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , On August 7, 1970, a revolt by Black prisoners in a Marin County courthouse stunned the nation. In its aftermath, Angela Davis, an African American activist-scholar, who had campaigned vigorously for prisoners' rights, was placed on the FBI's "ten most wanted list." Captured in New York City two months later, she was charged with murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy. Her trial, chronicled in this "compelling tale" (Publisher's Weekly), brought strong public indictment. The Morning Breaks is a riveting firsthand account of Davis's ordeal and her ultimate triumph written by an activist in the student, civil rights, and anti-war movements who was intimately involved in the struggle for her release. For this edition, Bettina Aptheker has provided an introduction that revisits crucial events of the late 1960s and early 1970s and puts Davis's case into the context of that time and our own - from the killings at Kent State and Jackson State and the persecutions and prosecutions of members of the Black Panther Party to the politics of the prison system today.
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