Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir

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Simon and Schuster, 13 בנוב׳ 2007 - 416 עמודים
11 ביקורות
A gripping tale of personal revolution by a man who went from Crips co-founder to Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author, and antigang activist

When his L.A. neighborhood was threatened by gangbangers, Stanley Tookie Williams and a friend formed the Crips, but what began as protection became worse than the original gangs. From deadly street fights with their rivals to drive-by shootings and stealing cars, the Crips' influence -- and Tookie's reputation -- began to spread across L.A. Soon he was regularly under police surveillance, and, as a result, was arrested often, though always released because the charges did not stick. But in 1981, Tookie was convicted of murdering four people and was sent to death row at San Quentin in Marin County, California.

Tookie maintained his innocence and began to work in earnest to prevent others from following his path. Whether he was creating nationwide peace protocols, discouraging adolescents from joining gangs, or writing books, Tookie worked tirelessly for the rest of his life to end gang violence. Even after his death, his legacy continues, supported by such individuals as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Snoop Dogg, Jesse Jackson, and many more.

This posthumous edition of Blue Rage, Black Redemption features a foreword by Tavis Smiley and an epilogue by Barbara Becnel, which details not only the influence of Tookie's activism but also her eyewitness account of his December 2005 execution, and the inquest that followed.

By turns frightening and enlightening, Blue Rage, Black Redemption is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and an invaluable lesson in how rage can be turned into redemption.
 

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BLUE RAGE, BLACK REDEMPTION: A Memoir

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Autobiography of the former gang leader and prison activist, executed in 2005.Williams, who spent a quarter-century on death row, doesn't blame the whole of his criminal past on society, though he ... קרא סקירה מלאה

Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir

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In this work, Williams, a former gang leader, convicted murderer, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee who was executed in prison in 2005, details how he turned his life around while on death row and became an antigang activist. קרא סקירה מלאה

תוכן

Born in the Bayou
3
South Central
9
Sibling Feud
19
Hallelujah Hallelujah
23
The Art of Dyseducation
29
Voodoo Medicine
43
Stepfamily
47
Adolescent Blues
53
Living the Funk
203
The Longest Day
211
Rage of Another Kind
217
BLACK REDEMPTION
229
The Missing Years
231
Inside the Beast
237
Things Happen
251
Change Will Come
259

Point of No Return
63
The Institutional Shuffle
71
Seeds of a Gang
79
Crip Walk
85
The Criplettes
101
Tookies Law
105
Boys Republic to Factor Brookins
115
Mr Buddha Mr Buddha
127
Compton Ambassador
139
Straddling the Fence
151
Invincibility Shot Down
159
The Big Comeback
169
The Old Stomping Ground
179
Float On Float On Float On
185
Schemes and Things
197
Trials Tribulations
267
Let There Be Light
277
Human Angel
283
MotoNdani The Fire Within
291
Redemption Step Forward
299
A Woman Called Mother Africa
307
Black Phoenix Rising
313
Sons of the Father
319
Afterthoughts
331
Epilogue by Barbara Becnel
339
Special Acknowledgments
355
A Local Street Peace Initiative
357
Introduction
361
Putting the Theory of Peace into Practice
371
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עמוד xi - P emphasized that you have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to.
עמוד 4 - He that spareth the rod, hateth his son ; but he that loveth him, chastiseth him betimes.

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Stanley Tookie Williams, activist and author, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times and the Nobel Prize in literature four times. He is the only man in history to be nominated while imprisoned. He was executed in 2005.

Tavis Smiley is a nationally known intellectual, activist, political commentator, entrepreneur, and radio and television personality. He founded the ground-breaking and historic State of the Black Union series. Mr. Smiley has authored several best-selling books, including The Covenant and The Covenant in Action.

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