Black August: 1619-2019

Black August 1619-2019

Compiled and edited by Gloria Verdieu

Contributors include M. Matsemela-Ali Odom, Zola Fish, Carl Muhammad, Mary Lou Finley, Dennis Childs, Eusi Kwayana, Sylvia Cameron Telafaro, Curtis Howard, Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Black August” commemorates 400 years of Black freedom struggle in British North America, this book examines the construction of a racial capitalist venture – slavery – where the histories of African, Native and working people overlapped.“Black August” especially celebrates the legacy and accomplishments of Black women.The book is dedicated to Black, Brown, oppressed, and poor people who have been imprisoned and killed by the the U.S. criminal justice system.