In 2003, Abdul Olugbala Shakur, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, Hodari Kambon, Abasi Ganda, Yafeu I-yapo, Dr. Donald R. Evans, and Dr. Rashad Ali developed the concept of transforming the entire U.S. Prison Industrial Slave-Complex (P.I.S.C.) into the largest university in the country. The initial name for the project was University of the Mind, but under this title we received very minimum feedback, so by Summer of 2003 we decided to name our university—The George Jackson University (GJU), within six (6) months we received over 20,000 applications for enrollment into our GJU from new Afrikan (Afrikan Amerikan) prisoners across the country, we even received applications from as far as Brazil, London, and Canada, brothas and sistas trying to connect. The massive responses we received also put fear in our captors, and they immediately went to work on developing a plan to sabotage, and the efforts, were compromised. By 2005, I (Abdul Olugbala Shakur) was not allowed to correspond with no addresses associated with the GJU. The Institutional Gang Investigation Unit (IGI) even sabotaged my marriage. This was a deliberate act. During multiple federal law-suits IGI was not able to provide the courts with evidence to support their fraudulent allegations, and as a result we have received multiple out of court settlements.
HISTORY OF GJU In the past five (5) years a growing number of people have inquired about the GJU, make no mistake about it, we were not discouraged from pursuing our objective, many of us have been extremely busy working on a number of other issues, and not to mention all documents related to the GJU were fraudulently confiscated, therefore we have to start all over again. Our first step towards revising the GJU is developing a strong and dedicated outside support network and faculty . We are re-instituting the concept of transforming the entire U.S. prison industrial slave complex into the largest progressive educational institution in the country with emphasis on Afro-centric and Pan-Afrikan studies and New Afrikan political education.
Excerpted from GJU Booklet submitted by Abdul Olugbala Shakur
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