Convicted In The Womb

Convicted In The Womb

by Carl Upchurch


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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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ISBN-13: 9780553375206
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.23(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.54(d)

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Convicted in the Womb 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A disturbing book to read. I was impressed by the variety of persons who impacted Carl for good. Male, female, Black, White, old and young-but each invested something beyond what was expected, communicated respect, love, concern, hope. Love does cover a multitude of sins. Hardened, imprisoned--he wept reading Les Miserables and later counted the Society of Friends as his "spiritual roots." One wonders how many of the urban gifted like him are in prison today.a change is needed.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Books like this one should be required reading in all schools and business organizations. It proves that we are not victims of our environment, but of our own minds and our own self depricating limitations. Once deciding to change, no force on earth can alter one's choice. Even with that, we are far more than the experiences we encounter. This man, who recently just died, is an example for all of us and most certainly a role model for some of us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the belly of a senseless beast gave birth to another rising star. malcolm x, charles dutton and now carl upchurh. a brilliant display of character,courage and true divine hope. once looked upon as being so low by society. and now becoming elevated, soaring with wings of a mighty angel. a true display of being elevated from the bottom.....