The Boston Branch of Workers World Party held “A Dialogue with Monica Moorehead, Workers World Party 2016 Presidential Candidate,” on Aug. 20 to commemorate Black August. This is a month-long salute to the lives of freedom fighters who left a lasting legacy in the name of Black Liberation, radical resistance and mass consciousness. Miya X, a WWP leader in Boston, moderated the discussion.
Black August originated in honor of the fallen warriors who valiantly fought to liberate Black Panther leader George Jackson on Aug. 7, 1970, from the U.S. penal system. Jonathan Jackson, George’s 17-year-old brother, was one of the martyrs. George Jackson, author of “Soledad Brother” and “Blood in My Eye” and a leader of the Black Panther Party, was assassinated on Aug. 21, 1971, by San Quentin prison guards.
The discussion included the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation today represented by the Black Lives Matter uprising.