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Wednesday, August 21, 1996 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: BLACK POWER
1996-08-21

BLACK PANTHER GEORGE JACKSON

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This is DN. I’m joined now by Pacifica National Affairs Correspondent Larry Bensky and Salim Muwakkil is with us in Chicago...25 YEARS AGO TODAY, BLACK PANTHER GEORGE JACKSON TRIED TO ESCAPE FROM SAN QUENTIN PRISON AND WAS GUNNED DOWN IN THE PRISON YARD. HERE’S AN EXCERPT OF AN INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE JACKSON....

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THE KILLING OF GEORGE JACKSON ULTIMATELY SPARKED A NUMBER OF EVENTS, INCLUDING THE BOMBINGS OF CORRECTIONS OFFICES IN SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK AND THE UPRISING AT ATTICA PRISON IN SEPTEMBER OF 1971. THE MAN WHO WAS RUNNING ALONG SIDE GEORGE JACKSON AND SURVIVED WAS JONNY SPAIN, THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE SO- CALLED SAN QUENTIN SIX CONVICTED IN A HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL AND CELEBRATED POLITICAL TRIAL. JONNY SPAIN SPENT MORE THAN TWO DECADES BEHIND BARS AND NOW THE STORY OF HIS LIFE HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN A NEW BOOK CALLED BLACK POWER, WHITE BLOOD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JONNY SPAIN, BY LORI ANDREWS. JUST HAVING FINISHED IT, I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN IN THE BOWELS OF THE CALIFORNIA PRISON SYSTEM FOR MANY, MANY HOURS.. LORI ANDREWS JOINS US FROM CHICAGO, JONNY SPAIN IS AT OUR STUDIOS IN BERKELEY...LARRY.....


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