THE REVISION AND ORIGIN OF BLACK AUGUST
by Kiilu Nyasha (2012)
“As a slave, the social phenomenon that
engages my consciousness is, of course, revolution.”
(George L. Jackson)
The Revision of Black August
2012 marks the 33rd anniversary of Black August, first organized to honor our fallen freedom fighters, George and Jonathan Jackson, James McClain, William Christmas, Khatari Gaulden, and sole survivor of the August 7, 1970 Courthouse Slave Rebellion, Ruchell Cinque Magee.
During these three decades, we’ve witnessed a steady revision of the meaning of Black August and its inherent ideology, the undisputed leader of which was our martyred Comrade, George Lester Jackson.