Mastodon Twitter Instagram Youtube
Apr 15, 19

Kite Line: Impacts of the Prisoners’ Movement, Part One

This week, we have a conversation between Toussaint Losier and Micol Seigel.

This is part one of a series in which we hear Losier, author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement, speak to Seigel about his research while writing his book, in which he builds a cohesive picture of the long history of resistance to slavery and incarceration.  In this episode, we hear him speak about forms of resistance during the so-called “workhouse” period of incarceration, from approximately 1865 to 1940 – the post-slavery Jim Crow period – during which prison served largely as a method of forcibly extracting labor from recently freed slaves.


While you’re here, we need your support. To continue running the website, we need support from community members like you. Will you support It’s Going Down, and help build independent media? donate?

Share This:

Kite Line is a radio program devoted to prison issues around the Midwest and beyond. Behind the prison walls, a message is called a kite: whispered words, a note passed hand to hand, or a request submitted to the guards for medical care. Illicit or not, sending a kite means trusting that other people will bear it farther along till it reaches its destination. On the show, we hope to pass along words across the prison walls.

More Like This