Invisible Men

A Contemporary Slave Narrative in the Era of Mass Incarceration
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Original Publish Date: Oct 11, 2016
Product Number: EB00743198
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510711716
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

The winner of the 2017 American Book Award from a former Black Panther Party leader, convict, and author of Will You Die with Me? Flores Forbes, a former leader in the Black Panther Party, has been free from prison for more than twenty-five years. Unfortunately that makes him part of a group of black men without constituency. That is, the "invisible" group of black men in America who have served their time and not gone back to prison. Invisible Men is a book that will crack the code on the stigma of incarceration. When Flores Forbes was released from prison, he made a plan to re-invent himself but found it impossible. His involvement in a plan to kill a witness who was testifying against Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, had led to his incarceration. While in prison he earned a college degree using a Pell Grant, with hope this would get him on the right track and a chance at a normal life. He was released but that's where his story and most invisible men's stories begin. This book will weave Flores' knowledge, wisdom, and experience with incarceration, sentencing reform, judicial inequity, hiding and re-entry into society, and the issue of increasing struggles and inequality for formerly incarcerated men into a collection of poignant essays that finally give invisible men a voice and face in society.

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