"Powerful, militant, committed, A Black nun looks at Black power gives voice to a segment of the Black community and of the Catholic Church that until now has received little attention"--Dust jacket flap.
From the Dust Jacket: The trial of Angela Yvonne Davis in connection with the prisoner revolt by three black prisoners on August 7, 1970 at the Marin County Courthouse will be remembered as one of America's most historic political trials, and no one can tell the story better than Miss Davis herself. This book is also perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of that increasingly important symbol-the political prisoner.
Flier issued by Youth Against War and Fascism promoting demonstration to free Mae Mallory, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5:00-6:30 at Hotel Biltmore, 43rd St. & (The Ohio Society) Madison Ave. In 1961, Mallory travelled to Monroe, North Carolina to assist a group of Freedom Riders. White residents attacked the Freedom Riders, and Mallory was accused of kidnapping by a North Carolina couple. She fled to Cleveland, Ohio where police subsequently found and arrested her. In 1964, Mallory was extradited back to Monroe and was tried by an all-white jury. Mallory was convicted and sentenced to 16-20 years in prison. Mallory was subsquently exonerated in 1965 "after a judge overturned the verdict based on the fact that African Americans had been excluded from the jury process."