Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther
What is life for the individual caged in a six-by-nine-foot cell?
In 1970 the feds framed Marshall Eddie Conway for the murder of a Baltimore city police officer. He was twenty-four years old. They threw him in prison; took him away from his family, his friends, and his organizing; and tried to relegate him to a life marked by nothing but legal appeals, riots and lockdowns, and transfers from one penal colony to the next. But they failed.
Forty years later, still incarcerated for a crime he didn t commit, Eddie Conway continues to resist. From his childhood in inner-city Baltimore to his political awakening in the military, from the rise of the Black Panther Party to the sham trial, the realities of prison life, escape attempts, labor organizing on the inside, and beyond, Eddie s autobiography is a reminder that we all share the responsibility of resistance, no matter where we are.
Praise for Marshall Law
A truly amazing, authentic African American history lesson. Emory Douglas, Artist and former Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party
Eddie Conway articulates past and present oppression and demonstrates the need for continuing resistance. Read him. Bobby Seale, Founding Chairman and National Organizer of the Black Panther Party
A thunderously clear indictment of the ongoing logics of racist political repression and proto-genocidal institutional racism that characterize the U.S. state and the society it has created. Eddie Conway is one of the most significant and, until now, under-recognized political prisoners in the world we must heed the analysis and political insight offered in these pages. Dylan Rodr guez, University of California, Riverside and author of Forced Passages
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Review: Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black PantherUser Review - Joerg Rings - Goodreads
A haunting table of the atrociousness of the American prison system. This autobiography of Baltimore Black Panther Eddie Conway is incredibly well told and reveals the white supremacy at work in every ... Read full review
Review: Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black PantherUser Review - Scott Lyall - Goodreads
Autobiography of a Black Panther activist, who has spent the last 30 years in jail after he was fitted up by the cops for a crime that he not only did not commit, but probably never happened in the ... Read full review