All Things Censored

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal, an award-winning journalist, is America’s best-known political prisoner. Sentenced with execution, Mumia has lived on Death Row since 1982. Ever since he wrote for the Black Panther Party’s national newspaper as a youth, Mumia has reported on the racism and inequity in our society. He soon added radio to his portfolio, eventually recording a series of reports from death row for NPR’s All Things Considered. However, NPR, caving in to political pressure, refused to air the programs. Mumia Abu-Jamal is still fighting for his own freedom from prison, and through his powerful voice, for the freedom of all people from inequity.

The 50 writings by jailed journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal include several recent pieces on censorship, justice, and the meaning of constitutional rights in America. Also included are the banned essays from Mumia’s controversial tenure as on-air columnist for All Things Considered, and those that aired on Democracy Now! over Pacifica Radio.

The editor of All Things Censored is Noelle Hanrahan, an investigative journalist. Since 1992 she has produced the commentaries of Mumia Abu-Jamal. She is a graduate of Stanford University. Currently she is working on the Redwood Summer Justice Project’s civil rights lawsuit resulting from FBI and Oakland Police misconduct surrounding the May 1990 car-bomb assassination attempt against Earth First!, leader Judi Bari.

  The Forward to All Things Considered is best-selling novelist and “champion of humanity”, Alice Walker author of several novels, several collections of short stories and collections of essays, several volumes of poetry, including the most recent Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and several children’s books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages.

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Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition (with CD ROM)

Dr. Patricia Liggings Hill, General Editor

Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition counts the rings in the family tree of Black people. Like a sequence of echoes, the rings of the tree are the responses of Africans adapting to the call of America. The technique of a concentric reverberating history adds cohesion and rhythm to the information. This incredible chronology of culture is as deeply understanding of African aesthetic as it is inclusive. Here are some of the artists: Fred Douglass, Frances Harper, Nat Turner, Harriet Jacobs, Martin Delaney, Charlotte Grimke and William Wells Brown, Charles Chesnutt, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois, W. C. Handy, Mamie Smith, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson, Marcus Garvey, Alain Locke, James Weldon Johnson, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullin, Zora Neal Hurston, Jean Toomer, Sterling Brown, Richard Wright, Chester Himes, Charlie Parker, Melvin Tolson, Robert Hayden, Dudley Randal, Margaret Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Childress, Lorraine Hansberry, Ralph Ellison, John O. Killens, James Baldwin, B. B. King, Otis Redding Aretha Franklin, Howling Wolf, Ray Charles, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield Marvin Gaye, Queen Latifah, Ice T, Gil Scott Heron, Eric B., Public Enemy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Haki Madhubuti, Nikki Givanni, Mari Evans, Maya Angelou, June Jordan, Ishmael Reed, Al Young, Toni Morrison, Toni Cade Bambara, Alice Walker, Terry McMillan, Askia Toure, August Wilson, Ana Deavere Smith, and Rita Dove. All these artists are framed in the economic, sociological, and political limitations in which their works stretched boundaries allowing breathing room for an African aesthetic (soul).

Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition is the legacy of artful living.

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