We're back at it again with another virtual Black Excellence Book Club hosted by our friends at Pop Culture Uncovered! This month's read is Big Black: Stand at Attica; written by Frank Smith and Jared Reinmuth with art by Ameziane published by Boom Studios!
The uprising at Attica Prison remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history. ... but without Frank "Big Black" Smith it could have been even worse. Now for the first time, the late Frank "Big Black" Smith shares his experience at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike.
Before his death, Frank "Big Black" Smith worked with Jared Reinmuth, the son of his lawyer, to share the true story of his time in Attica State Prison. Adapted to a graphic novel by Ameziane (Dark Horse's Muhammad Ali), this is an unflinching look at the price of standing up to injustice.