Today we are joined by Pulitzer Prize winning author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, Heather Ann Thompson. We discuss her process in researching and writing this epic civil rights story, and the legacy of the uprising 50 years later.
The Stacks Book Club selection for September is Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson. We will discuss the book with Derecka Purnell on Wednesday September 29th.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
- “Heather Ann Thompson, “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy” (Pantheon, 2016)” (NBN)
- Russell Oswald
- Nelson Rockefeller
- Whose Detroit? by Heather Ann Thompson
- “Movie in the Works on Attica Prison Riots Legal Fight” (Dave McNary, Yahoo Finance)
- “Ernest Goodman, 90, Civil Rights Lawyer” (The New York Times)
- Scottsboro Boys
- Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
- Blood in my Eye by George L. Jackson
- Attica (Stanley Nelson, 2021)
- Zellnor Myrie
- The Pulitzer Prize
- Guggenheim Fellowships
- Mister Rogers Neighborhood (PBS)
- University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
- Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
- Bullet and Burn by Heather Ann Thompson
- “Discovery of Bones From MOVE Bombing Jolts Philadelphia Once Again” (Michael Levenson, The New York Times)
- Blood in the Water on Goodreads
- America on Fire by Elizabeth Hinton
- The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson
- Elizabeth Fink
- Tom Wicker
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