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Those Who Know Don't Say – The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Those Who Know Don't Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State

Garrett Felber

Abstract

The Nation of Islam was at the forefront of the struggle against policing and prisons so central to the postwar Black Freedom Struggle. Far from being the insular, apolitical, religiously heretical group that popular accounts have described, the Nation of Islam was an ambitious political force that sought to build all-black coalitions against police brutality and to fight for the constitutional rights of prisoners. Using prayer as a form of protest within Folsom Prison, and turning the trial of Ronald Stokes in Los Angeles into courtroom political theater, the Nation of Islam innovated new tac ... More

Keywords: Prison, Policing, Black Freedom Struggle, Nation of Islam, Resistance, Islamophobia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469653822
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653822.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garrett Felber, author
University of Mississippi