James Forman

James Forman was an American civil rights leader, active primarily during the 1960s and 1970s. He was a prominent member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and played a significant role in the civil rights movement, working to end segregation and promote voting rights for African Americans. Forman was also an author and wrote several books, including his memoir 'The Making of Black Revolutionaries', which details his experiences in the struggle for civil rights.


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  1. 1. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

    This book delves into the complex and controversial issue of mass incarceration in the United States, particularly within the African American community. It explores the historical, social, and political factors that contributed to the high rates of black imprisonment. The author examines the role of African American leaders in advocating for tough-on-crime policies and their unintended consequences. The book is a thought-provoking analysis of the intersection of race, crime, and justice in America.

    The 8495th Greatest Book of All Time