Soul on Ice Setting & Symbolism

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Folsom Prisonappears in non-fiction

Located in Represa, California, Folsom Prison was "home" to Cleaver for many years. It was from this prison that he wrote letters to attorney Beverly Axlerod.

Wattsappears in non-fiction

Watts is an area of Los Angeles known to be a slum area, or "ghetto," largely populated by minorities. Cleaver speaks of Watts as a place to have escaped. As is often the case, being from Watts carried a negative connotation, but Cleaver explained that it became a badge of honor worn by those prisoners who had come from that area. Watts was the site of race riots that resulted in the burning of many buildings.

The Folsom Theatreappears in non-fiction

Mess Hall Number One in Folsom Prison, Folsom Theatre is known as such because of movies shown there on Sundays in 1965 when Cleaver was a prisoner.

Folsom's Honor Unitappears in non-fiction

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