The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of an American Gang
In gangster lore, the Almighty Black P Stone Nation stands out among the most notorious street gangs. Louis Farrakhan hired the Blackstone Rangers as his Angels of Death. Fifteen years before 9/11, the U.S. government accused the Stones of plotting domestic terrorist acts with Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi. And currently, founding member Jeff Fort is serving a triple life sentence at the only U.S. federal supermax prison.
Were the Stones criminals, brainwashed terrorists, victims of their circumstances, or champions of social change? Or were they all of these, their role perceived differently by different races and socioeconoic groups?
Authors Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams answer these and other questions in this provocative tale that explores how teens from a poverty-stricken Chicago neighborhood built a powerful organization that united 21 individual gangs into a virtual nation.
Readings & Signings
*Changed to Monday the 7th because of weather
BOOK LAUNCH @ THE EXPERIMENTAL STATION
6100 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago, IL
CLIFF DWELLERS CLUB
A discussion on gangs with John Hagedorn, author of "A World of Gangs: Armed Young Men and Gangsta Culture."
200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor, Chicago, IL
57TH STREET BOOKS
1301 East 57th St., Chicago, IL
KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE, SIKIA RESTAURANT
740 West 63rd St., Chicago, IL
CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, MANNING BRANCH
6 S. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, IL