An iMiXWHATiLiKE! Black August / George Jackson tribute video mixtape preview; coming August 21, 2015

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[Music playing] JARED BALL, PRODUCER, IMIXWHATILIKE: On January 12, 1960, George Jackson was sentenced to one year to life for a $70 gas station robbery. He would serve eleven years and seven months, with seven of those years in solitary confinement. On August 21, 1971, he was assassinated. In the intervening years, Jackson penned two centerpieces of revolutionary canonical texts: Soledad Brother and Blood In My Eye. In what follows, you will see and hear Jackson’s ideas spoken, performed, and reflected by artists, activists, comrades, loved ones, the people to whom he spoke who now speak him back to us. Welcome to this special edition of I Mix What I Like: George Jackson, Releasing the Dragon (A Video Mixtape).


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Jared A. Ball is a father and husband. After that he is a multimedia host, producer, journalist and educator. Ball is also a founder of "mixtape radio" and "mixtape journalism" about which he wrote I MiX What I Like: A MiXtape Manifesto (AK Press, 2011) and is co-editor of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X (Black Classic Press, 2012). Ball is an associate professor of communication studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and can be found online at IMIXWHATILIKE.ORG.