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Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir

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andlt;bandgt;andlt;bigandgt;A gripping tale of personal revolution by a man who went from Crips co-founder to Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author, and antigang activistandlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When his L.A. neighborhood was threatened by gangbangers, Stanley Tookie Williams and a friend formed the Crips, but what began as protection became worse than the original gangs. From deadly street fights with their rivals to drive-by shootings and stealing cars, the Crips' influence — and Tookie's reputation — began to spread across L.A. Soon he was regularly under police surveillance, and, as a result, was arrested often, though always released because the charges did not stick. But in 1981, Tookie was convicted of murdering four people and was sent to death row at San Quentin in Marin County, California. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Tookie maintained his innocence and began to work in earnest to prevent others from following his path. Whether he was creating nationwide peace protocols, discouraging adolescents from joining gangs, or writing books, Tookie worked tirelessly for the rest of his life to end gang violence. Even after his death, his legacy continues, supported by such individuals as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Snoop Dogg, Jesse Jackson, and many more. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; This posthumous edition of andlt;iandgt;Blue Rage, Black Redemptionandlt;/iandgt; features a foreword by Tavis Smiley and an epilogue by Barbara Becnel, which details not only the influence of Tookie's activism but also her eyewitness account of his December 2005 execution, and the inquest that followed. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; By turns frightening and enlightening, andlt;iandgt;Blue Rage, Black Redemptionandlt;/iandgt; is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and an invaluable lesson in how rage can be turned into redemption.

Synopsis:

A gripping tale of personal revolution by a man who went from Crips co-founder to Nobel Peace Prize nominee,

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Stanley Tookie Williamsandlt;/bandgt;, activist and author, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times and the Nobel Prize in literature four times. He is the only man in history to be nominated while imprisoned. He was executed in 2005.andlt;Bandgt;Tavis Smileyandlt;/Bandgt; is a nationally known intellectual, activist, political commentator, entrepreneur, and radio and television personality.andnbsp; He founded the ground-breaking and historic State of the Black Union series.andnbsp; Mr. Smiley has authored several best-selling books, including andlt;iandgt;The Covenantandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Covenant in Actionandlt;/iandgt;.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tavis Smiley 

Introduction

Part 1: Blue Rage
1 Born in the Bayou
2 South Central
3 Sibling Feud
4 Hallelujah, Hallelujah
5 The Art of Dys-education
6 Voodoo Medicine
7 Stepfamily
8 Adolescent Blues
9 Point of No Return
10 The Institutional Shuffle
11 Seeds of a Gang
12 Crip Walk
13 The Criplettes
14 Tookies Law
15 Boys Republic to Factor Brookins
16 Mr. Buddha! Mr. Buddha!
17 Compton Ambassador
18 Straddling the Fence
19 Invincibility Shot Down
20 The Big Comeback
21 The Old Stomping Ground
22 Float On, Float On, Float On
23 Schemes and Things
24 Living the Funk
25 The Longest Day
26 Rage of Another Kind

Part 2: Black Redemption
27 The Missing Years
28 Inside the Beast
29 Things Happen
30 Change Will Come
31 Trials, Tribulations
32 Let There Be Light
33 Human Angel 283
34 Moto Ndani (The Fire Within)
35 Redemption . . . Step Forward
36 A Woman Called Mother Africa
37 Black Phoenix Rising
38 Sons of the Father

Afterthoughts

Epilogue by Barbara Becnel

Special Acknowledgments

The Tookie Protocol for Peace: A Local Street Peace Initiative

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416544494
Author:
Williams, Stanley Tookie
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Foreword by:
Smiley, Tavis
Foreword:
Smiley, Tavis
Epilogue by:
Becnel, Barbara
Epilogue:
Becnel, Barbara
Author:
Stanley andquot
Author:
Becnel, Barbara
Author:
Williams, Stanley andquot
Author:
Williams
Author:
Tookieandquot
Author:
Smiley, Tavis
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Gang members
Subject:
California
Subject:
Gang members - California - Los Angeles
Subject:
Crips (Gang)
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Crips; Bloods; gangs; gangland; East side; West side; Tupac; Tupac Shakur; Biggie Smalls; rap; rap music; prison; prison culture; gang culture; The Wire; homicide; gang initiation; Al Sharpton; Desmond Tutu; Nelson Mandela; Oprah; Nobel Peace prize; death
Subject:
Crips; Bloods; gangs; gangland; East side; West side; Tupac; Tupac Shakur; Biggie Smalls; rap; rap music; prison; prison culture; gang culture; The Wire; homicide; gang initiation; Al Sharpton; Desmond Tutu; Nelson Mandela; Oprah; Nobel Peace prize; death
Subject:
Crips; Bloods; gangs; gangland; East side; West side; Tupac; Tupac Shakur; Biggie Smalls; rap; rap music; prison; prison culture; gang culture; The Wire; homicide; gang initiation; Al Sharpton; Desmond Tutu; Nelson Mandela; Oprah; Nobel Peace prize; death
Subject:
Crips; Bloods; gangs; gangland; East side; West side; Tupac; Tupac Shakur; Biggie Smalls; rap; rap music; prison; prison culture; gang culture; The Wire; homicide; gang initiation; Al Sharpton; Desmond Tutu; Nelson Mandela; Oprah; Nobel Peace prize; death
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pg bandamp;w photo insert
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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