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A Sense of the Uncanny: George Jackson In the Sun of Palestine


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A Sense of the Uncanny: George Jackson In the Sun of Palestine

After San Quentin guards in 1971 killed George Jackson, Black Panther revolutionary, writer, and prisoner - with a one-year-to-life sentence for a $70 robbery - they found in his library two searing poems about oppression and captivity. Through a "magical mistake," it was thought Jackson wrote them. Later, it turned out they were from a Palestinian anthology. A new exhibit at a Palestinian museum explores the "radical kinship" of two groups voicing "the same anguish and the same terrors."


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