Part 1: An Unfinished Book: Reflections, Musings, Political Opinions; Part 2: An Unfinished Life: The Black Panther Party, the Freedom; Part 3: Fighting for Those Left Behind.
Born in Harlem, Safiya Bukhari joined the Black Panther
Party in 1969. Imprisoned for nine years, Bukhari then co-founded
the New York Free Mumia Abu-jamal Coalition and was co-chair of the
Jericho Movemnet to Free US Political Prisoners and Prisoners of
War. She died in 2003. Laura Whitehorn was a member of the Weather
Underground, a supporter of the Black Civil Rights Movement, and
the struggle for Puerto Rican independence. She worked to expose
the illegal COINTELPRO of the FBI. Arrested in 1985, she became a
defendant in the Resistance Conspiracy Case. She spent fourteen
years in prison and was released in 1999. Born in Harlem, Wonda
Jones is the daughter of Safiya Bukhari. Jones is the director
of the Safiya Bukhari - Albert Nuh Washington Foundation, which
raises funds for the families of US political prisoners. She is
also a nurse and consultant to Field Up Productions, an independent
film company that produces documentaries and dramatic features
focusing on the Civil Rights era.
"There are speeches about political prisoners in the United States
and memories of Safiya Bukhari's life in the BPP. Together, the sum
is considerably greater than the parts. Like a well-composed
musical tone poem, the reader leaves this book with a sense of
understanding and fulfillment..."