Norman Otis Richmond aka Jalali
George Jackson was politicized while in prison and became a Field Marshal of the Black Panther Party.
George Jackson, his younger brother, Jonathan Jackson and Khatari Gaulden are central to understanding Black August, the commemoration of the martyred freedom fighters that began in the California prison system in the 1970s. Jackson was an African born in America who became a Field Marshal of the Black Panther Party while in prison, where he spent the last 12 years of his life. His book of published letters, “Soledad Brother,” became an instant classic.
Gaulden became the leader inside San Quentin after George Jackson was murdered by the State on August 21, 1971. The Louisiana-born Gaulden was himself assassinated in 1978. The hit on Gaulden was the spark that led to the Black August prairie fire.
On August 7, 1970, in an action initiated by FBI infiltrator…
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