We Are Attica

We Are Attica
By: Attica Defense Committee
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We Are Attica

By Attica Defense Committee

 

On Sept. 9, 1971, the deadliest prison rebellion in U.S. history began at the Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York.

During the next few days, the prisoners created a community in the yard that was praised by some observers as a united effort between black, Latino and white prisoners. "The racial harmony that prevailed among the prisoners, it was absolutely astonishing," wrote New York Times columnist Tom Wicker, who was invited to observe the event. A black prisoner later echoed the sentiment, saying, "I never thought whites could really get it on. ... But I can't tell you what the yard was like, I actually cried it was so close, everyone so together." This pamphlet commemorates that event with the voices of some of the people who were there. Despite embarrassing 60s rhetoric (which unfortunately gets the inappropriate last word), this is an interesting chronicle of an important part of prison history in the US.

 

 

66 pages

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