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How the Attica prison uprising started — and why it still resonates today

A new documentary goes behind the walls of the deadly 1971 uprising. Attica filmmaker Stanley Nelson and former prisoner Arthur Harrison reflect on the five-day revolt, and its lasting legacy.

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How the Attica prison uprising started — and why it still resonates today

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From WHYY in Philadelphia