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Rest In Power Albert Woodfox - Poster of the Week


Free All the Angola Three

Emory Douglas

Offset, 2008

Oakland, Ca

67790


Albert Woodfox, political prisoner, activist, former Black Panther and leader

in the Black Liberation movement, died last week of Covid-19. He had been

wrongfully convicted of murder yet had spent almost 44 years in solitary

confinement — the longest in U.S. history. He was released from

Louisiana’s notorious Angola Prison in 2016, almost eight years after Emory

Douglas designed this poster. Emory was the former Minister of Culture of

the Black Panther Party and CSPG’s 2006 “Art is a Hammer” honoree.


Woodfox along with two fellow Black Panthers, Robert Hillary King and

Herman Wallace, became known as the Angola 3, who were held in solitary

confinement for over 100 years collectively at Louisiana State Penitentiary

in retaliation for their political affiliation with the Panthers.


Woodfox dedicated his life, both inside and out of prison walls, to

resistance, advocating against solitary confinement and for the liberation of

all Black people.


“Our resistance gave us an identity. Our identity gave us strength.

Our strength gave us an unbreakable will.”

― Albert Woodfox, Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement


Rest In Power

Albert Woodfox

(1947-2022)

¡Presente!


There are still former Black Panthers being held as political prisoners in the U.S.

To learn more about six of them, you can check these websites:








References:







Resources:

Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement by Albert Woodfox


The Jericho Movement


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