Trinity Trick and the Double Cross

Trinity Trick and the Double Cross
  • New York City
  • 1970s

Two copies of poem by Umi's friend Aliyah Abdul-Kareem.

Notes: The first image is a photocopy of a page from Al-Jihadul Akbar, the newspaper of the Darul Islam movement, that published Aliyah’s poem, then Aliyah Amatullah Hakim. The second image is the first page of the 3-paged document in which the poem was typed and stapled for distribution — there are 3 copies of this document in the archive. Umi would always do this, if she bought a book, she would get more than one copy, or if she printed out an email, she would print out multiple copies, or if she picked up a flyer, she would always get a few and so on...as a way of distributing important information. Information that is not easy to find or acquire from mainstream venues making it even more valuable information for communities like ours. Noted Black Feminist Barbara Smith recounts as similar practice of study, copy and distribution among the Combahee River Collective in the book, How We Get Free (pp. 56-59)