The Guns Of August Or The “Woke” Side Of History

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I noticed a recent CNN headline that said: What is Black August and how is it different from Black History Month?

I knew “Black August” was the title of a 2007 biopic of George Jackson. Jackson was convicted of armed robbery in 1961 and became a political activist in San Quentin State Prison. In 1970 Jackson and two black prisoners were charged with murdering a white prison guard…