Sequence of Protocol
About the Author
Mr. Griffin has been incarcerated for 40 years and has college degrees in both Human Services and Marketing. In 2002 he self published an autobiography entitled, A Letter To My Father, a revealing account of a son's personal memories to his deceased father about the love and strength of their family. He shares his experiences of growing up in Philadelphia surrounded by racial images while trying to find his place. His search leads him to the Black Nationalist ideology of the Nation of Islam, community activism and crime. In 2010, he self-published a sensational murder mystery entitled Screams From The Coffin. In 2014, his novel Sequence of Protocol was selected for publication with GC Worldwide, along with First Shot Fired. He has been writing since childhood and has published a poetry and short fiction booklet, Inside/Out, a literary magazine, Images, and Legacy, a book of poems. He teaches paragraph writing classes to assist younger inmates in earning their GED and was one of the founders of a project known as The Prison Literacy Project.
In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, some of the most dangerous and ruthless young black men from the brutal streets of Philadelphia, PA, formed an alliance within the Nation of Islam s Mosque Number 12. Wholeheartedly believing in the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and his vision of self-sufficiency and reliance, these young men saw themselves as pioneers for a new black nation. Committed to doing whatever was necessary, including becoming involved in organized crime and murder, they proceeded to place themselves and others at risk to advance what they believed was in the best interest of such a nation. Although the Philadelphia police and newspapers referred to them as the Black Mafia, and the FBI called them Black Revolutionaries in Suits, to each other and those who knew them well, they were simply The Brothers. Remember, there's a bit of fiction in every truth and a bit of truth in every fiction, still the story must be told.