THE DETROIT JEW'S!. NEWS
40—Fridey, October 9, 1970
'Soledad Brother': Irate Prison Letters
In an introduction to "Soledad
Brother—The Prison Letters of
George Jackson," the Brazilian
Jean Genet states "Here is a
book, tough and sure, both a
Mr. and Mrs. Custer S. L. Hong, weapon - of liberation and a love
proprietors of the China City Res. poem. In this case I see no mir-
taurant No. 1, at 1070 W. Huron, acle except the miracle of truth
were accused of- killing a white
guard at California's Soledad
A lot has happened to George
Jackson in the 10 years between
his ludicrous "deal" and the pres-
ent charge which, if he is convict-
Pontiac, announce the grand open- itself, the naked truth revealed." ed, holds a mandatory death sen-
ing of China City Restaurant No. This essay (translated by Richard tence. "Soledad Brother" is a
fiery, moving and very personal
China City No. 2
Open in Southfield
2 at 2453.5 W. 12 Mile, Southfield.
Cuisine includes full-course Chin-
ese and American-style luncheons
and dinners served in an authen-
tic Chinese decor. There are faci-
lities for private parties, sweet
sixteen parties, showers and busi-
Mayor Norman Feder presented
the Hongs with a key to the city of
Southfield. Among the congratula-
tory messages were cables from
U.S. Senator Robert Griffith, Con-
gressman William Broomfield and
Governor Milliken, who compli-
mented the proprietors on their
public spirit in contributing to the
beauty of Southfield.
Howard) introduced an important
chronicle of the maturation of a
series of letters in the volume pub-
black racial leader in a virtual
lished by Coward-McCann.
of racism. To Angela
In 1960, 18-year-old George
Jackson, accused of stealing $70
"They've created in me one
from a California gas station, ac-
cepted a deal. "I agreed to con- irate, resentful nigger—and it's
fess and space the country court building—to what climax? The na-
costs in return for a light county tion's undertakers have grown
jail sentence. I confessed, but wealthy on black examples, but I
when the time came for sentenc- want you to believe in me, Angela.
ing, they tossed me into the peni- I'm going to make a very poor
tentiary for one to life . . . I've example, no one will profit from
been there ever since." Early this my immolation. When that day
year, Jackson 's name broke comes they'll have to bury ten
through when he and two other thousand of their own with full
inmates, who have come to be military honors. They'll have
known as the Soledad Brothers, earned it."
The letters date from 1964 to
this summer, when his younger
brother Jonathan was killed in a
tragic attempt to help the Soledad
Brothers by kidnapping a white
lirward 2 blks. S. 15 Mt. judge in San Rafael. They include
letters to his parents, beseeching
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