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America Is the PrisonArts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s$
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Lee Bernstein

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833872

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898321_bernstein

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Radical Chic Jack Henry Abbott and the Decline of Prison Programming

Radical Chic Jack Henry Abbott and the Decline of Prison Programming

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America Is the Prison
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Lee Bernstein

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DOI:10.5149/9780807898321_bernstein.10

This chapter describes how New Yorkers were concerned that twenty-one members of the New York chapter of the Black Panther Party might face violations of their civil liberties in their upcoming trials. This led Felicia Bernstein to organize a fundraiser for their legal defense. Unable to make bail on conspiracy charges stemming from an alleged plot to dynamite department stores, police precincts, railroad stations, and the New York Botanical Garden, thirteen members of the Black Panther Party had remained in jail since their arrest the previous April. According to a society reporter for the New York Times, the event at the home of Felicia and Leonard Bernstein, the recently retired director of the New York Philharmonic, raised nearly ten thousand dollars.

Keywords:   New Yorkers, Black Panther Party, civil liberties, Felicia Bernstein, conspiracy charges

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