The Education of Sonny Carson

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1974. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1974 film. Based on Sonny Carson's 1972 autobiography of the same name.

Based on the memoirs of controversial political figure and civil rights activist Sonny Carson. The film spans from his youthful brush with the law, through his years as a prominent gang member, to his final and much harsher prison sentence that ultimately led to his civil rights activism. The brutality he witnessed between the guards and the inmates during this second sentence, as well as the untimely, gang-related death of a close friend, were enormously motivating factors for Carson's later work in the Congress of Racial Equality.

Shot on location in New York.

8 x 10 inches. Holograph notation to the verso, else Near Fine.

Complete collation details available on request.


[Book #140330]

Price: $15.00