Thumbnail image of "The 1971 Attica Rebellion: George Jackson & the revolutionary prison movement of 2016" Visit Link The author focuses on the African-American movement against racism, national oppression and capitalist exploitation. The author looks at the Attica Rebellion by examining the ongoing struggle of the African-American people and its connection to the independence movements of African people throughout the globe. He then links the national independence of Ghana in 1957, a model of self-government, social reconstruction and the development of a Pan-African foreign policy that would guide the most advanced elements of Africans globally. Author talks about African-American prisoners at Attica by reviewing the theoretical and literary contributions of George L. Jackson. Through his two books of prison writings, “Soledad Brother” and “Blood in My Eye,” Jackson reveals the social plight of the African-American during this period. All of this serves as background to today’s US prison movement.