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By Susan Rosenberg

On a November evening in 1984, Susan Rosenberg sat within the passenger seat of a U-Haul because it swerved alongside the hot Jersey Turnpike. on the wheel used to be a fellow political activist. within the again have been 740 kilos of dynamite and diverse weapons.

That evening I nonetheless believed with all my middle that what Che Guevara had stated approximately revolutionaries being prompted via love used to be precise. I additionally believed that our executive governed the area by way of strength and that it used to be essential to oppose it with strength.

Raised on manhattan City's top West facet, Rosenberg have been politically energetic when you consider that highschool, fascinated with the black liberation circulation and protesting repressive U.S. regulations world wide and the following at domestic. At twenty-nine, she used to be at the FBI's such a lot sought after checklist. whereas unloading the U-Haul at a garage facility, Rosenberg used to be arrested and sentenced to an unparalleled fifty eight years for ownership of guns and explosives.

I couldn't see the lengthy distance I had traveled from my dedication to justice and equality to stockpiling weapons and dynamite. given that may take years.

Rosenberg served 16 years in a number of the worst maximum-security prisons within the usa earlier than being pardoned via President Clinton as he left workplace in 2001. Now, in a narrative that's either a strong memoir and a profound indictment of the U.S. criminal approach, Rosenberg recounts her trip from the impassioned idealism of the Sixties to existence as a political prisoner in her personal kingdom, subjected to dehumanizing therapy, but touched via moments of grace and harmony. Candid and eloquent, An American Radical finds the lady at the back of the controversy--and displays America's turbulent coming-of-age during the last part century.

Since her unencumber from felony in 2001, Susan Rosenberg has been a speaker, educator, and lecturer to teenagers, graduate scholars, and people curious about the problems of ladies in felony, political prisoners, criminal reform and social justice activism. She has lectured on those subject matters at Stanford legislations tuition, Yale college legislations institution, Columbia college institution of Human Rights, Rutgers college, Brown college division of African American experiences, manhattan college division of Women's and felony experiences, collage of Massachusetts division of felony reviews, college of Michigan, Georgia kingdom collage legislation university, CUNY Graduate heart, and Washington college tuition of legislation. additionally, she has participated in legal reform, women's reviews and felony meetings round the kingdom.

Since 2004, Rosenberg has served because the director of communications at a faith-based human rights association operating to relieve poverty, starvation and sickness within the constructing international.

Rosenberg bought an M.A. in Writing from Antioch collage whereas in criminal, in addition to taking graduate classes in inventive and expository writing from the college of Iowa. She is an award-winning member of PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists) and a member of the PEN felony Writing Committee. For the final 3 years she has been on panels on the PEN international Voices pageant with globally well-known authors.

She lives in big apple urban together with her family.

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