Tags On Dec. 6 1865 Black bodies were nationalized – and our prison movement was born
Tag: On Dec. 6 1865 Black bodies were nationalized – and our prison movement was born
As I write this article, I am not sure what day the Civil War began or what day it ended. The facts that I do know about the Civil War are not worth repeating here, as that story already occupies plenty of space in American text. My muse, instead, is about the particular vestige of slavery that the Civil War bequeathed to us on Dec. 6, 1865, that now forms the basis of our struggle to end mass incarceration and prison slavery in 2017.