This two day symposium brings together scholars and activists to celebrate the political contributions of Jamil Al-Amin to the Black liberation movement and build momentum in the movement to secure the freedom of political prisoners in the US . Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown), is part of the largely untold story of the radical turn taken by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the era of Black Power. Al-Amin’s case represents the vicious throughline of political repression and police surveillance and harassment connecting the 1960s to today. The symposium will consider Al-Amin’s political contributions, update attendees about his incarceration and legal battles, and reconsider his autobiography “Die Nigger Die,” 50 years after its publication.
On October 4, 1943, Al-Amin was born Hubert Geroid Brown and this event is also a birthday celebration and a call for renewed commitment to fighting for Al-Amin’s freedom.
WHEN:October 4 -5 2019
FRIDAY – Georgia State University, Langdale Hall, 38 Peachtree Center Ave SE, Room 300
SATURDAY- West End Islamic Center, Atlanta, Georgia