Tuesday, 4 October
CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARAB STUDIES
241 Intercultural Center / 37th and O Streets, N.W.,
Washington D.C. 20057-1020
Presentation by Greg Thomas, Professor of Literature and Black Studies at Tufts University, on “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine,” his exhibition and research on the relationship between George Jackson, the martyred Black Panther prisoner assassinated by prison guards, and the Palestinian prisoners’ movement and liberation struggle. The title of the exhibition, shown first at the Abu Jihad Museum in occupied Palestine, draws attention to the copies of poetry by Samih al-Qasim found in Jackson’s cell after his murder; the poetry was unknowingly attributed to Jackson and read as meaningfully in the context of Black struggle as it did in the Palestinian context.
Read more by Greg Thomas here.