"Die Nigger Die! The Political Autobiography of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown)" (1969)
Introduction: More than any other Black leader, H. Rap Brown, chairman of the radical Black Power organization SNCC, came to symbolize the ideology of black revolution. Die Nigger Die! tells the story of the making of a revolutionary. Much more than a personal history, it is a call to arms, an urgent message to the Black community to be a vanguard force in the struggle of oppressed people. Forthright, sardonic, and shocking, Die Nigger Die! is not only illuminating and dynamic reading, but also a document essential to understanding the upheavals of the late 1960s. University of Massachusetts professor Ekwueme Michael Thelwell has updated this edition, covering Brown’s decades of harrassment by law enforcement agencies and his extraordinary transformation into an important Muslim leader.
H. Rap Brown is now the Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin. Although his revolutionary sentiments remain undimmed, he now leads over 25 Muslim communities from his headquarters in Atlanta, and is a frequent speaker at universities and Islamic organizations.