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Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal contributes this section with a text on “The Impact of C. L. R. James’s Black Jacobins.” He describes the inspiration that he drew from reading the work. Mumia Abu-Jamal outlines the ways in which this account of the heroism of the Haitian people allowed him to understand the balance in his own life between activism and scholarship. He draws from The Black Jacobins lessons deployed in almost all of his written works of history, either covertly or overtly. Mumia Abu-Jamal’s text ends with reference to the continued influence of James’s work in his life and work.

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