Past Event: Black Power and the struggle for freedom: The Story of Angola

MMU ‘Sites of Resistance’  hosted the Angola 3 on Friday 4th November 2016 at 5.30 – 7pm at the Brooks Building in Hulme.

Black Power and the Struggle for Freedom in the USA’s Criminal “Injustice” System: The Story of the Angola 3

RCC was Joined by free members of the Angola 3, Albert Woodfox & Robert King for a screening of footage from the new Film Documentary ‘Cruel & Unusual’. Followed by  a Q&A with two members of the Angola 3, who spoke about their experiences and their on-going campaign to end solitary confinement and free all political prisoners in the USA.

Known as The Angola 3 – Albert Woodfox, Robert King and Herman Wallace – exposed the segregation and violence in Angola Prison. Targeted for their activism as members of the Black Panther Party they endured a combined total of 114 years in solitary confinement. Herman Wallace died in 2013 a week after he was released, King was released in 2001 and Woodfox just 8 months ago after serving 44 years in solitary confinement.

Woodfox’s release and events listed including MMU
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/oct/23/albert-woodfox-interview-released-angola-three-louisiana-state-penitentiary

Here is the wider Angola 3 campaign website
http://angola3.org/Angola 3 at MMU Flyer 04.11.16