Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Tuesday August 3, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:01 AM

Death of Big Black

(Sequel to yesterday’s entry and to
the entries of Saturday, July 31,
feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola)

Current online information from The Free Press of Kinston, North Carolina: 

Frank Smith

Frank Smith, 70, of 2609 Brookhaven Drive, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Swinson Funeral Home.

New York Times today:

In the Heat
of the Night

Frank Smith, who as an inmate leader at Attica prison was tortured by officers in the aftermath of the prisoner uprising of 1971 and then spent a quarter century successfully fighting for legal damages, died Saturday in Kinston, N.C. He was 71.

Mr. Smith, a huge man with a booming voice who was known as Big Black, figured large in the uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility, 30 miles east of Buffalo, during the second week of September 1971. He was chosen by other inmates to be chief of security with a principal responsibility to protect outsiders brought in to negotiate an end to the crisis. None were hurt.

(See previous entry.)

1 Comment

  1. I don’t pretend to understand the underlying process you rely on to vary the pattern, but I enjoy viewing the pretty patterns when you interconnect and transform information. Reminds me of that famous Scotsman who invented the stereoscope.

    Comment by stephenhoy — Tuesday, August 3, 2004 @ 4:47 PM

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