From the Bottom of the Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King

From the Bottom of the Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King

by Robert Hillary King
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1604860391

ISBN-13: 9781604860399

Pub. Date: 10/06/2008

Publisher: PM Press

Expanded and updated with new photographs and stories, this autobiography of one of the Angola Three traces the life of Robert Hillary King from his early days in Louisiana, through a troubled adolescence, a conviction that kept him behind bars for decades, his relationship with the Black Panther Party, and his eventual release from prison. In 1970, a jury

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Expanded and updated with new photographs and stories, this autobiography of one of the Angola Three traces the life of Robert Hillary King from his early days in Louisiana, through a troubled adolescence, a conviction that kept him behind bars for decades, his relationship with the Black Panther Party, and his eventual release from prison. In 1970, a jury convicted Robert Hillary King of a crime he did not commit and sentenced him to 35 years in prison. He became a member of the Black Panther Party while in Angola State Penitentiary, successfully organizing prisoners to improve conditions. In return, prison authorities beat him, starved him, and gave him life without parole after framing him for a second crime. He was thrown into solitary confinement, where he remained for 29 years. In 2001, the state grudgingly acknowledged his innocence and set him free. A story of inspiration and courage, this simple and humble narrative strips bare the economic and social injustices inherent in society, while proving to be a powerful literary testimony to the triumph of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604860399
Publisher:
PM Press
Publication date:
10/06/2008
Series:
PM Press
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xiii

Ruminations on From the Bottom… Mumia Abu-Jamal xvii

Introduction Terry A. Kupers 1

From the Bottom of the Heap 11

Epilogue 199

Whither South Africa: Journey to the Beloved Country Marina Drummer 205

Robert King Live at the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion, October 2011 211

Shaka, or Checks and Balances 223

What's in a Name: (Vulgarizing…Vulgarity) 227

Appendices 233

King Family Tree 235

Anita Roddick: A Friend of Distinction 237

A Poem for Alice (africa) 239

Malik Rahim and the Founding of Common Ground 241

The Case of the Angola 3 243

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