Exhibition 'George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine by Greg Thomas'

For whom
Students, Employees, Alumni, Press, Business, Secondary teachers, Elementary teachers, Secondary students, Elementary students
When
18-02-2018 12:00 to 24-02-2018 18:00
Where
De Expeditie, Dok-Noord 4, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Department of Conflict and Development, Middle East and North Africa Research Group
Contact
omar.jabary@ugent.be
Website
http://www.underconstructionfestival.org/event/360/
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The exhibition highlights the historic and continuing kinship between the Palestinian and Black American prisoners’ movements.

For George Jackson, like many Black revolutionaries, prison was a place of both political captivity and radical education. Less well-known is the fact that Jackson also turned to the Palestinian struggle for inspiration during this time, and that the Palestinian prisoner writings that influenced him would continue to have an impact in the US Black community for decades to come. That encounter has now inspired an exhibition that highlights the historic and continuing kinship between the Palestinian and Black American prisoners’ movements. Curated by Tufts University’s English and Africana studies professor Greg Thomas, George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine features international book covers, paintings, political posters and other works tied to Jackson’s life and the US prisoners movement.