Black Panthers to Obama’s America: Albert Woodfox & Robert King

8 November 2016, 17:30 - 20:30
Cambridge campus

An image of Albert Woodfox and Robert King shaking hands

The two surviving members of the ‘Angola 3’ -  Robert King and Albert Woodbox will be visiting as part of their forthcoming ‘Freedom Tour’: 'Black Panthers to Obama’s America: Black Power and the Angola 3's struggle for freedom in the criminal (in)justice system'.

A conversation with Albert and Robert followed by Q & A, and book signings.

On the eve of the US election results, join us as we celebrate Albert Woodfox’s Freedom, finally released from wrongful imprisonment after 43 years in solitary confinement from a Louisiana prison in February 2016 this year. He will be joined by Robert King, a fellow member of the Angola 3 held in solitary for 29 years before his release in 2001, who campaigned for his release.

In conversation, Albert and Robert will share their experiences of being activists for reform whilst in prison against brutal conditions, how their political conviction as members of the Black Panther Party enabled them to survive and about their life long campaign to free fellow political prisoners and against the use of long term solitary confinement the US.

Event Details

When:
8 November 2016, 17:30 - 20:30
Location:
Cambridge campus
Room:
Lord Ashcroft Building, LAB 026
Cost:
Free
Booking:
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