George Jackson Biography
(African-American Left-Wing Activist & Marxist)
Birthday: September 23, 1941 (Libra)
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
George Jackson was an African-American, who co-founded the 'The Black Guerrilla Family', a Marxist revolutionary organisation. His life story is a constant reminder of how the human spirit takes its stand even while being physically locked down. A revolutionist in the making, Jackson made efforts to eradicate racism and provide safety and dignity to prison inmates. He was imprisoned after he was found guilty of robbing at a gas station at gun point. He spent much of his time in prison reading voraciously and studying political economy and radical theory. He would also spend time writing his thoughts. He also wrote to many of his friends and supporters from prison.These writings were later made into the well-known books, 'Soledad Brother' and 'Blood in My Eye'. He widely condemned racism and was critical of the prison system, which took the lives of his close friends. The letters that he wrote from prison were a reflection of the rebellious sprit and the rage at the system that were filled in the minds of African-American men at that point in time. At the young age of 29, he was shot dead in prison, in what is believed to have been an escape attempt.