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5p., 8x14 inch statement from Magee, stapled wraps, paper evenly browned, mimeographed. "The following statement is a typed copy made from a handwritten manuscript in which each page was signed by Ruchell Magee (to verify its authenticity), dated June 25, 1972, No alterations have been made. Done by members of the San Francisco Venceremos Study Group. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Wake up oppressed people (open address to ...
Editorial: [Ruchell Magee Support Committee]
Año de publicación: 1972
Descripción [San Francisco?], [ca. 1972], 1972. No Binding. Condición: Very Good. 1st Edition. Three corner-stapled 14" x 11" sheets typed from manuscript. From the cover page: "The following statement is a typed copy from a handwritten manuscript in which each page was signed by Ruchell Magee (to verify its authenticity), dated June 25, 1972. No alterations have been made." In his open address to President Nixon, Ruchell 'Cinque' Magee describes his initial arrest and incarceration and the many injustices he's since suffered at the hands of "a mob of white racist Judges [sic] in State and Federal Courts." Written in a black liberation vernacular mixed with legalese, Magee refers to his case as a "racist slave case" and the Marin County courthouse incident - of which he was the only survivor - as the "1970 slave rebellion." He concludes his address with pseudo-legal claptrap: "Dear Mr. President (people of these United States), I hold that your fidelity in the Administration of said matter is executed within a superlative sphere of veneration." The document includes the typed names of the other members of the San Quentin Six as witnesses of its mailing. Magee received a life sentence for his participation in the Marin County debacle and is considered the oldest "political prisoner" in the world by prison activists and black liberationists. Light foxing, center crease from folding; penned date to the cover and typed date circled. A scarce prison document from one of the 1970s most celebrated "political prisoners". We find three copies in WorldCat institutions (Univ. of Michigan, Wisconsin, UC Davis). Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. del artículo: 05080