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Abu-Jamal, Mumia

Works: 262 works in 482 publications in 8 languages and 13,948 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Autobiographies  Biographical films  Interviews  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee, Speaker, Interviewer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Have Black lives ever mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'This collection of short meditations, written from a prison cell, captures the past two decades of police violence that gave rise to Black Lives Matter while digging deeply into the history of the United States. This is the book we need right now to find our bearings in the chaos'--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States; 'Mumia's writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us here, now, lovingly, urgently'--Cornel West; 'He allows us to reflect upon the fact that transformational possibilities often emerge where we least expect them'--Angela Y. Davis; In December 1981, Mumia Abu Jamal was shot and beaten into unconsciousness by Philadelphia police. He awoke to find himself shackled to a hospital bed, accused of killing a cop. He was convicted and sentenced to death in a trial that Amnesty International has denounced as failing to meet the minimum standards of judicial fairness. In Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Mumia gives voice to the many people of color who have fallen to police bullets or racist abuse, and offers the post-Ferguson generation advice on how to address police abuse in the United States. This collection of his radio commentaries on the topic features an in-depth essay written especially for this book to examine the history of policing in America, with its origins in the white slave patrols of the antebellum South and an explicit mission to terrorize the country's Black population. Applying a personal, historical, and political lens, Mumia provides a righteously angry and calmly principled radical Black perspective on how racist violence is tearing our country apart and what must be done to turn things around. Mumia Abu-Jamal is author of many books, including Death Blossoms, Live from Death Row, All Things Censored, and Writing on the Wall"--Provided by publisher
Angola 3 : Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film covers the case of the "Angola 3," Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace, and Albert Woodfox, arguing that these Black Panthers incarcerated at Angola prison in Louisiana are political prisoners, as are many other prison inmates. It puts their case in the context of the war between the J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and the Black Panthers and other radical groups, and of extreme brutality at Angola prison in the 1960s and 70s. It tells how the Angola 3 founded a Black Panther chapter inside Angola prison, and how brutal conditions inside Angola led to federal oversight. It argues that Angola prison officials concocted cases that kept the three in prison beyond their original sentences, in order to punish them for teaching prisoners to stand up for themselves
Stokely speaks; Black power back to Pan-Africanism by Stokely Carmichael( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stokely Carmichael traces the dramatic changes in his own consciousness and that of black Americans that took place during the evolving movements of Civil Rights, Black Power, and Pan-Africanism. Provides essays on racism, Black Power, t;he pitfalls of conventional liberalism, and soldarity with the oppressed masses and freedom fighters of all races and creeds
Writing on the wall : selected prison writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to dominant notions of American culture, history, and politics. Resonant with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary tradition runs deep with emancipatory currents that have had an indelible impact on the United States and the world. Mumia Abu-Jamal has been one of our most important contributors to this canon for decades, writing from the confines of the US prison system to give voice to those most silenced by chronic racism, impoverishment, and injustice. Writing on the Wall is a selection of one hundred previously unpublished essays that crystalize Mumia Abu-Jamal's essential perspectives on community, politics, power, social change, and US history. From discussions of Rosa Parks and Trayvon Martin to John Walker Lindh and Edward Snowden, Abu-Jamal articulates lucid, humorous, and often prescient insight into the past, present, and future of American politics and society. Written as radio commentaries from his prison cell in Death Row, where he was held in solitary confinement for close to thirty years, Mumia's revolutionary perspective brims with hope, encouragement, and profound faith in the possibility of social change and redemption. MUMIA ABU-JAMAL is an award-winning journalist and author of two best-selling books, Live From Death Row and Death Blossoms, which address prison life from a critical and spiritual perspective. In 1981 he was elected president of the Association of Black Journalists (Philadelphia chapter). That same year he was arrested for allegedly killing a white police officer in Philadelphia. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1982, in a process that has been described as an epic miscarriage of justice. After spending more than 28 years on death row, in 2011 his death sentence was vacated when the Supreme Court allowed to stand the decisions of four federal judges who had earlier declared his death sentence unconstitutional. He is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. In spite of his three-decade-long imprisonment, most of which was spent in solitary confinement on Death Row, Abu-Jamal has relentlessly fought for his freedom and for his profession. From prison he has written seven books and thousands of radio commentaries. He holds a BA from Goddard College and an MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills. His books have sold more than 100,000 copies and have been translated into seven languages. JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ is a former Fulbright Scholar to Jordan and Assistant Professor of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York where she teaches 20th Century US history and African American History. She is author of the forthcoming When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1976 (Princeton University Press). Fernandez is the writer and producer of the film, Justice on Trial: the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal and she is featured in the critically acclaimed documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal, Long Distance Revolutionary. Her writings have been published internationally, from Al Jazeera to the Huffington Post. She gives interviews often and has appeared in a diverse range of print, radio, online and televised media including Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, the Fox News shows Hannity and Megyn Kelley, Al Jazeera and The New York Times. She is a coordinator of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. CORNEL WEST is a scholar, philosopher, activist and author of over a dozen books including his bestseller, Race Matters. He appears frequently in the media, and has appeared on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span as well as on Tavis Smiley's PBS TV Show. "--
Jailhouse lawyers : prisoners defending prisoners v. the U.S.A. by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zapatista( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zapatista looks at the uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. It is the story of how a few thousand Mayan peasants have transformed the political culture of Mexico forever
Jena 6( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jena, LA - In a small town in Louisiana, six families are fighting for their sons' lives. Two nooses are left as a warning to black students trying to integrate their playground, fights break out across town, a white man pulls a shotgun on black students, someone burns down most of the school, the DA puts six black students on trial for attempted murder, and the quiet town of Jena becomes the site of the largest civil rights demonstration in the South since the 1960s. 'The Jena 6' is the story of hidden racial inequality and violence becoming visible. It is a powerful symbol for, and example of, how racial justice works in America - where the lynching noose has been replaced by the DA's pen
Mumia, long distance revolutionary : a journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc focuses on Mumia Abu-Jamal's prolific career in journalism from his early days a writer for the Black Panther newspaper and reporter for NPR, to his radio broadcasts from prison after being incarcerated and placed on death row
Faith of our fathers : an examination of the spiritual life of African and African-American people by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look for me in the whirlwind : from the Panther 21 to 21st-century revolutions by Sekou Odinga( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the origninal manuscript of Look for me in the whirlwind, plus new commentary from surviving members of the 21
The ugly side of beautiful : rethinking race and prison in America by Bryonn Bain( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Racially profiled and wrongfully imprisoned during his second year at Harvard Law School, hip-hop activist Bryonn Bain successfully sued the New York City Police Department and wrote the Village Voice cover story "Walking While Black." Now Bain has taken his own disturbing experiences of racial profiling and personal demoralization and turned them into teachable moments for an entire nation. The Ugly Side of Beautiful takes an unflinching look at the injustices of our prison system and strives to help us think outside the cage."
Marxism, Reparations & the Black Freedom Struggle by Mumia Abu-Jamal( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the daily instances of police brutality and racial profiling to the government's callous disregard of poor and mainly African American people in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina, this remarkable book identifies the continuing struggles for justice among a society still permeated with the racism, oppression, and economic, political, and social discrimination that resulted from the horrendous transatlantic slave trade. Illuminating the often forgotten history of this diaspora and the legacy of brutal prejudice that stemmed from it, this critical argument discusses the fight for reparations within the United States as well as among the peoples of Africa and the Caribbean
Still Black, still strong : survivors of the U.S. war against Black revolutionaries by Dhoruba Bin Wahad( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live from death row by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accusé de l'assassinat d'un officier de police de Philadelphie, le militant et journaliste afro-américain M. Abu-Jamal refuse de se laisser briser et décrit l'enfer quotidien du couloir de la mort. Son témoignage est un plaidoyer contre la peine de mort, la dégradation des êtres humains et la restriction de la liberté d'expression aux USA
All things censored by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après "En direct du couloir de la mort", un nouveau témoignage sur la souffrance de l'attente de l'exécution en prison, par le militant afro-américain condamné à mort pour le meurtre d'un policier en 1982. Il dénonce l'injustice et les dérives du système politique et judiciaire américain, les conditions de vie dans le couloir de la mort
Revolutionary by Immortal Technique( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardknock Radio presents Mumia Abu-Jamal : 175 Progress Drive by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AK Press presents a brilliant portrait of famous death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal through a collection of his essays, including his interview with Bob Marley and an examination of the 2000 presidential elections
Long distance revolutionary : a journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, provoke, and inspire. Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary is an inspiring portrait of a man whom many consider America's most famous political prisoner - a man whose existence tests our beliefs about freedom of expression. Through prison interviews, archival footage, and dramatic readings, and aided by a potent chorus of voices including Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, and others, this riveting film explores Mumia's life before, during, and after Death Row - revealing, in the words of Angela Davis, "the most eloquent and most powerful opponent of the death penalty in the world ... the 21st Century Frederick Douglass." Featuring the song "Society" sung by Eddie Vedder
We want freedom : une vie dans le parti des Black Panthers by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le journaliste noir américain qui se trouve dans la couloir de la mort d'une prison de Pennsylvanie depuis plus de vingt-cinq ans raconte son expérience au sein des Black Panthers et retrace l'histoire du mouvement
Murder incorporated. empire, genocide, manifest destiny by Mumia Abu-Jamal( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book strives to set the record straight, to educate, to enlighten and to enliven the people against the corruptions of empire--corruptions that stretch from Columbus’s first steps on Hispaniola through yesterday’s murderous drone attack. The prevailing myth is that America’s prized possessions and greatest exports are democracy and the dream of freedom. The naked truth, say Abu-Jamal and Vittoria, is that the American dream is illusory and America’s greatest export is in fact murder - and that along the way to the kill, it thieves, suppresses, and tyrannizes. More than a history book, this is a lively, irreverent, and spirited alternative to the orthodoxy of American exceptionalism"
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Jailhouse lawyers : prisoners defending prisoners v. the U.S.A.
Stokely speaks; Black power back to Pan-AfricanismJailhouse lawyers : prisoners defending prisoners v. the U.S.A.Jena 6Faith of our fathers : an examination of the spiritual life of African and African-American peopleMarxism, Reparations & the Black Freedom StruggleStill Black, still strong : survivors of the U.S. war against Black revolutionariesLive from death rowAll things censoredHardknock Radio presents Mumia Abu-Jamal : 175 Progress Drive
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