Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi


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6.0 X 0.66 X 9.0 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author

Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson. He is co- editor of this volume along with Ajamu Nangwaya.
Ajamu Nangwaya, PhD., is an educator, organizer and writer. He is a lecturer in the Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. Ajamu is co-editor with Dr. Michael Truscello of the recently published anthology Why Don't The Poor Rise Up? Organizing the Twenty- First Century Resistance. He is co-editor of this volume along with Kali Akuno.


Jackson Rising is important because it teaches us how to build and sustain community power. It does not just tell what we should oppose. It provides us what we should oppose. It provides a micro-cosmic model of what community power should look like. -- Larry Stafford, Director at Progressive Maryland

Cooperation Jackson and Jackson Rishing book seeks to continue the life work of my father, Chockwe Lumumba, and the work of great Mississippi freedom fighters who came before him. Like my father, the ongoing organizing and institution building currently taking place in Jackson, Mississippi, is rooted in the desire to realize a new society, a new way of thinking, a new way of engineering and governing in which everyone is treated with dignity. - Rukia Lumumba, Daughter of former mayor of Jackson, MS, Chockwe Lumumba.