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  • Convicted in the Womb
  • Written by Carl Upchurch
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780553375206
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Once Carl Upchurch was an elementary school dropout fighting for survival on the streets of South Philadelphia, a gang member wedded to a life of violence, a bank robber facing a future in federal penitentiaries.  Now he is a respected community organizer and one of the most compelling and visionary leaders of the civil rights movement.  Catapulted into the national spotlight following his organization of a summit that brought together the country's most notorious gangs.  Carl Upchurch has found himself in direct conflict with other African American civil right leaders.  This is his scathing critique of t he established civil rights movement and his bold manifesto for solving the critical problems facing today's urban American.  And this is his own unforgettable story-reality of urban crime gang warfare, and racial injustice from one who knows firsthand what it's like to be Convicted in the Womb
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"This is not another sad personal litany of crime, drugs, violence and misery in the 'hood.'  This is an inspiring personal litany of human renewal and accomplishment.  Upchurch gives us hope that we can change society."
-- Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson author of The Assassination of the Black Male Image

" Convicted in the Womb by Carl Upchurch was a painful book for me to read, but I know what he says is fact for too many America's children.  It should be read by every individual who has ever doubted the value and importance of early childhood education, cares about children and the future of our society."
-- Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Arkansas Children's Hospital

"A provocative memoir of life as an enemy of society--Upchurch has become a thinker and social critic well worth paying attention to."
--Kirkus Reviews

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