Black August: Beyond 34 yearz of resistance

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August 9, 2013

by Shaka At-thinnen

When the concept of Black August manifested in 1979, many thought it was simply a focus group protest growing out of the avoidable death of Khatari Gaulden on Aug. 1, 1978, in the San Quentin prison infirmary. Survival for Africans in California’s prison population of 20,000 inmates had to that point been recognized by some as a bit more than problematic.

Jonathan Jackson disarms guard Marin County Courthouse Slave Rebellion 080770 by Jim Kean, San Rafael Independent Journa

Seventeen-year-old Jonathan Jackson – his beloved big brother George called him Man-child – disarms a guard during the Marin County Courthouse Slave Rebellion on Aug. 7, 1970. – Photo: Jim Kean, San Rafael Independent Journal

The term NHI or “No Humans Involved” was the casual administrative response to what was characteristic of any African-involved death, that being their disproportionate nature in the extreme. This peculiar death toll had been addressed most vigorously inside the prison system by an awakening conscious element forming over…

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