Blood in the Water
Heather Ann Thompson talked about her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, in which she recalls the Attica prison uprising that took place at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York starting on September 9, 1971. Over the course of four days, close to 1,300 prisoners controlled the prison and negotiated with state officials over improved conditions. On September 13, 1971, talks came to an end and state officials took back control of the facility, which resulted in the deaths of thirty-nine people (both hostages and prisoners). Her book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history. Heather Ann Thompson spoke with Ta-Nehisi Coates. close
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Ta-Nehisi Coates National Correspondent Atlantic, The
Harold Holzer Director Hunter College->Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute
Heather Ann Thompson Professor University of Michigan->History and Afro-American and African Studies
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