Listen to the audio clips, “We are all together” (00:01:00) and “Soledad Brothers” (00:01:05). Then read and annotate the article, “Pelican Bay Hunger Strike: Four Years and Still Fighting,” and discuss among small groups. Possible discussion questions:
George advocated for cross racial unities inside, recognizing that prison officials would exploit racial antagonisms as a tactic to provoke disagreements and fights. He insisted that the struggle against racism be directed at the prison system and the guards in particular. Selection taken from interviews done in 1971 by Karen Wald.
Soledad Brothers refers to more than 3 people – it means all those prisoners who unite and resist. Selection taken from interviews done in 1971 by Karen Wald.