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Free the Atmore Holman-Brothers
Maker: Glad Day Press; Art for People; Peg Averill
Date Made: circa late 1970s
Place Made: United States: New York
Measurements: 56.5 cm x 43 cm; 22 1/4 in x 16 15/16 in
Main Subject: Political Prisoners; Prisons & Prisoners; Racism
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Free the Atmore Holman-Brothers Prisons in the United States are brutal and dehumanizing institutions which mutilate-physically and psychologically-almost all who enter. Alabama's prisons, run by George Wallace and his kind, are especially brutal and racist in their efforts to destroy the men and women they cage. The reaction to this intensely depressive penal system has been even more intense, and courageous, organizing effort. In 1972, Alabama prisoners organized into the Inmates for Action (IFA), a group that conducted classes in technical skills, politics, and self-perception; a group that challenged prison authorities every inch of the way: a group that refused to be degraded and dehumanized. The result has been the recent murders of three IFA leaders, the frameup trials of nine others who call themselves the Atmore-Holman Brothers, and mass repression against all who identify with the IFA. The Brothers, in the face of this repression, grow stronger and are continuing and expanding organizing efforts each day. Alabama inmates are on the move. They are fighting a peoples' battle, and only the people will make them free. Implement the Demands of the IFA Support the Alabama Prison Struggle glad day press union shop I.U. 450 308 Stewart Ave. Ithica, N.Y. 14850 Atmore-Holman Brothers Defense Committees--Birmingham: 802 6th St. North, Birmingham, Alabama 35204--Tel. 205 251-0342 Mobile: Box 1245, Mobile, Alabama 36601--Tel. 205 457-9066; New York: Apt. 54, 507 w. 111th St., New York 10025 peg averill / art for people, d.c.
Acquisition Number: 2004-189
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