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For One Day of Freedom

For One Day of Freedom

May 31, 2022-- ""Even if life stops, love goes on." This quote of Bishop Steven Charleston's has never been more real to me than this year, which has seen the posthumous publication by ANTIBOOKCLUB of my husband Blyden B. Jackson Jr's final novel, 'For One Day of Freedom,' completed before his death in April of 2012. The publication of this novel, which was passed over by mainstream publishers when we tried unsuccessfully to have it published while Blyden was still alive, is a testament to his commitment to the act and power of storytelling. And to paraphrase the publisher, Gabriel Levinson, it also speaks to mine and Blyden's love "and to the endurance of goodwill over hate". In the thirty-eight years that we spent together I came to know of Blyden's deep commitment to civil rights for all people and of his work in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's." Jane Jackson shares a powerful glimpse into her husband's remarkable novel, that powerfully portrays the injustices of slavery and holds deep relevance for our times. (1534 reads)


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Take ActionJoin a circle this Sunday with Jane Jackson, Gabriel Levinson (publisher), and Brandyn Adeo (philosophy professor). More details and RSVP info here. [more]



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