Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Prison Rebellions, a Brief History
Week 7: Listen
Lecture 7: The Roots of Abolition in Prison-Based Organizing
Week 7: Watch
[Richie Watt] (2015) The Attica Prison Uprising: Forty Years Later (17:28). Retrieved from: https://dai.ly/x2o7rds
Week 7: Read
Organized Disorder: The New York City Jail Rebellion of 1970
Burton, Orisanmi. “Organized Disorder: The New York City Jail Rebellion of 1970.” Black Scholar, vol. 48, no. 4, Oct. 2018, pp. 28–42. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/00064246.2018.1514925.
Attica Prison Uprising 101: A Short Primer
Kaba, Mariame. 2011. “Attica Prison Uprising 101: A Short Primer.” This publication, created by Mariame Kaba with contributions by Lewis Wallace and Katy Groves, is a brief primer for educators and organizers. It includes a timeline of events about the Attica prison uprising (with primary sources); testimonies from Attica prisoners; poetry by Attica prisoners; sample activities for youth; and other suggested resources. This was created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the prison rebellion.
Suggested Reading: (not required)
Week 7: Record
How have incarcerated people been at the forefront of the prison abolition movement?
Week 7: Submit
For the final project:
Due: By 10/11 at 11:59 pm, please fill out the meeting poll I have sent to your final project group, to find a time when I can meet with your group.
Week 7: Additional Video
Suggested video, you are not required to watch.
: [Rick Jimenez] (2018, Sept. 15) ATTICA Documentary (1974) (1:34:33). Retrieved from:https://youtu.be/oG1f7FzgXY8
Accessing Items Icon Legend and Instructions
To access some items you need to login with your Brooklyn College ID and others you will need to enter a password given to you by your professor.
The following icons will let you know what you will need to do to access the items.
If an item has no icon, then you don't need to do anything to access it.
Off-campus access. You will be prompted to enter your Brooklyn College ID and login.
Password protected item. You will be prompted to enter the password given to you by your Professor.
Need assistance with off-campus access? Go to the library's Library Remote Access page for assistance and instructions.