The Black Rock

The reverberations of civil rights & the unrelenting struggle of the
African-American souls locked inside the torturous and
merciless super-max facility, Alcatraz.

 

A riveting, immersive,
powerful, coercive,
& revolutionary book.

Experience the selective and riveting snapshot of the black experience at Alcatraz
through the vision of Kevin Epps. The Black Rock
chronicles through personal stories, the unforgiving pain, suffering,
and the fight for civil rights, human dignity, & freedom.

 

For Justice.
For Survival.

By the Author of the Award-Winning & Critically Acclaimed Original.
It is an enthralling story of crime, punishment, enslavement,
and the providence of equal rights for
black lives in the discriminatory American justice system.
A fight for dignity. A battle for social justice. A fight for survival.

About the Author

Kevin Epps

A proud African-American, an award-winning & acclaimed indie documentary film director, community activist & writer, Kevin Epps hails from Hunters Point, a predominately black, historical community in San Francisco. He is a self-taught and trained documentary film director whom many credits as the base for building the foundation, if not creating, an entire genre of independent film – ‘Indie films,’ inclusive of documentaries.

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THE BLACK ROCK: The Dark side of Alcatraz

Chapter 01

What crimes did they commit to be in Alcatraz, the worst prison in the world, and how were they treated? I wondered what did those unlucky souls do to get locked up in Alcatraz. I now had a different lens to look at and examine Alcatraz. I knew what it was like being caged up, degraded, because I have been incarcerated. Alcatraz was nothing to commemorate.

Chapter 02

During the era of Prohibition, Alcatraz became the prison for the most feared prisoners, Gangsters, and Mobsters, many of who had frequently escaped local and state prisons or bribed corrupt local officials.

Chapter 03

Who are the real public enemies?

Alcatraz and Al Capone are as linked in public imagination as identical twins although he only spent five years there. A case could be made that the prison was created for him in 1934.

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Why Read It?

THE BLACK ROCK: The Dark side of Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island is home to many things—migrating birds, a museum, an art gallery, gardens. It’s also home to the known and unknown stories of 1,567 incarcerated people. We know the tales of its most infamous residents, and stories of escape attempts loom large in popular culture, captivating visitors worldwide. But like most things on the island, there’s more there, and there are more stories to be told.

The book is a must-read; it’s a human story of indignation & resentment, a fight for survival and desperation that chronicles the inhumanity and mistreatment against blacks by the cruel American Injustice system.

Choose your preference now and dive into the merciless world of Alcatraz and the unjust American justice system.

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Black Lives
Matter

Fro imprisonment, incarceration, reforms, injustice, conviction, fight for civil rights, and everything in between. The Black Rock is a riveting true story of the injustice faced by the African-American people in the unforgiving, harsh & destructive environment of the first-super-max prison, Alcatraz.

A snapshot by Kevin Epps.

“What crimes did they commit to being in Alcatraz, the worst prison in the world, and how were they treated? I wondered what did those unlucky souls do to get locked up in Alcatraz. I now had a different lens to look at and examine Alcatraz. I knew what it was like being caged up, degraded, because I have been incarcerated. Alcatraz was nothing to commemorate.”

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