By Donald F. Tibbs (auth.)
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Board of Education (1954), which banned segregation in public schools, segregated dining at San Quentin officially ended. The prison population was already expanding, changing demographically, and getting harder to control. Now, racially different inmates were sitting next to each in the dining hall and standing next to each other in the food service lines. As expected, fist fights increased dramatically. That August, San Quentin opened the prison’s first Adjustment Center (AC). Touted as a humane alternative to the dungeon of solitary confinement, the AC promised to house the Q’s troublemakers in a manner that was more rehabilitative than punitive.
Oakland, however, was only a microcosm of America’s deep entrenchment in white and black segregation. Inside the Bay Area, arguably one of the most progressive areas of this country where culture, arts, and activism formed the backbone of daily life, blacks and whites resided in separate communities. Simply, there were social lines you did not cross, and segregated communities reinforced that norm. For blacks, communal homogeneity was safe, while for whites it was a preference. One problem, however, persisted.
And why would they risk severe bodily harm to voice their opposition to the simple passing of a legislative act? The answers to these question are found in the history of the Black Panthers, their centerpiece in the legal war against the Black Power Movement, and their role in establishing and providing the intellectual (and actual) framework for the Prisoner’s Rights Movement. On that fateful day in May 1967, the Panthers thought they were introducing themselves to free blacks, but instead they were accomplishing something more.
From Black Power to Prison Power: The Making of Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners’ Labor Union by Donald F. Tibbs (auth.)