Black August is a month to honor those who have died or been imprisoned in the fight for Black liberation in the United States, and a reminder that despite grave setbacks, the struggle lives on.
Black August is a recognition of former political prisoners such as Jalil Muntaqim, who spent 49 years behind bars in US prisons
The longest held political prisoner in the US has been punished for decades for his participation in a modern day slave rebellion
Activists organized a rally outside of the Los Angeles County’s Men’s Central Jail as part of the Shut ‘Em Down week of action
Black August honors the martyrs and leaders of the Black Liberation Movement, demands the release of political prisoners languishing in US prisons, as well as calls for a stronger struggle for Black Liberation.
“This first week of the strike has just come to an end and we have seen a substantial wave of success. The mainstream media attention on the strike has been monumentally greater than we have ever seen in the past.”