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Abu-Jamal, Mumia

Works: 250 works in 391 publications in 8 languages and 12,563 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Educational films  Interviews  Internet videos  Software  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee, Speaker, Interviewer
Classifications: HV8699.U5, B
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Most widely held works by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mumia, long distance revolutionary a journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 279 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
Zapatista( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 251 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
Jailhouse lawyers : prisoners defending prisoners v. the U.S.A. by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stokely speaks : from Black power to Pan-Africanism by Stokely Carmichael( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Replete with insights of brilliance. --Julius Lester, The New York Times Book Review
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

The classroom and the cell : conversations on black life in America by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mumia Abu-Jamal and friend Marc Lamont Hill have an informal chat about the state of Black culture in the United States
Writing on the wall : selected prison writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 158 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. "--
The ugly side of beautiful : rethinking race and prison in America by Bryonn Bain( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 145 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."
Jena 6( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Distributor's website
Letters to Palestine : writers respond to war and occupation( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces this swelling recognition of Palestinian suffering, struggle, and hope, in writing that is personal, lyrical, anguished, and hopeful. Some of the leading American writers of our time, such as Junot Diaz and Teju Cole, along with musicians like Chuck D and Palestinian American artists like Naomi Shihab Nye, give voice to feelings of empathy and solidarity - and anger at US support for Israeli policy - in intimate letters, beautiful essays, and furious poems."--Back cover
Still Black, still strong : survivors of the U.S. war against Black revolutionaries by Dhoruba Bin Wahad( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Angola 3 black panthers and the last slave plantation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the gripping story of Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, men who endured solitary confinement longer then any known living prisoner in the United States. Explores their extraordinary struggle for justice while incarcerated
Angola 3 Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 59 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
Live from death row by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of prison writings, including unreleased National Public Radio commentaries, by journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Pennsylvania death row inmate who contends he was unjustly convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a Philadelphia police officer
All things censored by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 36 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 célèbre militant noir, 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, la situation sociale des Noirs américains
Revolutionary by Immortal Technique( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 27 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
We want freedom : une vie dans le parti des Black Panthers by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in French and held by 18 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
Death blossoms : reflections from a prisoner of conscience by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in German and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays af den dødsdømte Mumia Abu Jamal
We want freedom : a life in the Black Panther Party by Mumia Abu-Jamal( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his youth Mumia Abu-Jamal helped found the Philadelphia branch of the Black Panther Party, wrote for the national newspaper, and began his life-long work of exposing the violence of the state as it manifests in entrenched poverty, endemic racism, and unending police brutality and celebrating a people's unending quest for freedom. In We Want Freedom, Mumia combines personal experience with extensive research to provide a compelling history of the Black Panther Party-what it was, where it came from, and what rose from its ashes. Mumia also pays special attention to the U.S. government's disruption of the organization through COINTELPRO and similar operations. While Abu-Jamal is a prolific writer and probably the world's most famous political prisoner, this book is unlike any of Mumia's previous works. In We Want Freedom, Abu-Jamal applies his sharp critical faculties to an examination of one of the U.S.'s most revolutionary and most misrepresented groups. A subject previously explored by various historians and forever ripe for "insider" accounts, the Black Panther Party has not yet been addressed by a writer with the well-earned international acclaim of Abu-Jamal, nor with his unique combination of a powerful, even poetic, voice and an unsparing critical gaze. Abu-Jamal is able to make his own Black Panther Party days come alive as well as help situate the organization within its historical context, a context that included both great revolutionary fervor and hope, and great repression. In this era, when the US PATRIOT Act dismantles some of the same rights and freedoms violated by the FBI in their attack on the Black Panther Party, the story of how the Party grew and matured while combating such invasions is a welcome and essential lesson
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Jailhouse lawyers : prisoners defending prisoners v. the U.S.A.
Alternative Names
Cook, Wesley

Cook, Wesley, 1954-

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Mumia Abu-Jamal attivista statunitense

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Mumija Abu-Džamal

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Мумия Абу-Джамал

Мумија Абу-Џамал

מומיה אבו-ג'אמאל

موميا أبو جمال

مومیا ابو جمال

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Stokely speaks : from Black power to Pan-AfricanismFaith of our fathers : an examination of the spiritual life of African and African-American peopleJena 6Still Black, still strong : survivors of the U.S. war against Black revolutionariesThe Angola 3 black panthers and the last slave plantationLive from death rowAll things censoredHardknock Radio presents Mumia Abu-Jamal 175 Progress Drive