Hello Richmond Household

Title

Hello Richmond Household

Subject

George Jackson Funeral

Description

This letter to the commune Roz Payne lived at in Vermont describes the funeral for George Jackson in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Jackson was imprisoned for armed robbery in 1961 and placed in San Quentin Prison before being transferred to Soledad Prison. While incarcerated, Jackson became radicalized and formed a Maoist-Marxist group, the Black Guerrilla Family. He was also a member of the Black Panther Party. In 1970, he and two other inmates were charged with the murder of prison guard, John Vincent Mills, following a fight. They became known as the Soledad Brothers and were seen by many radicals as political prisoners. Jackson was also an author and published the influential, "Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George L. Jackson." Jackson was killed by guards at San Quentin during an escape attempt in 1971. Many activists believed he was murdered as retaliation for his activism.

Creator

unknown - "Jonny"

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1971

Format

type-written letter

Type

letter

Original Format

paper

Citation

unknown - "Jonny", “Hello Richmond Household,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 1, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/501.

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