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Title:
Angola 3 Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation
Author:
Abu-Jamal, Mumia, narrator.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : MVD Entertainment Group [2008]

New York, N.Y. : distributed by Infobase, 2014.

©2008
Physical Description:
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 48 min., 32 sec.)) : sound, color.
General Note:
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on April 20, 2014.
Contents:
Dedication Angola State Penitentiary Connecting Prison with Slavery Credits: Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation Interview Request Denied Infiltration Government Devastates Radical Groups Revealed FBI Crimes Black Panther Prison Unit Angola Three Prison Life Convict Guards Activism within Prison Starting Panther Chapter Racist Prison Guards Woodfox and Wallace Panthers and Hardened Inmates Panthers in Court Decision about Angola Chapter Retaliation by State Response to Angola Conditions Prison Condition Protests Winning Over Inmates Wilkerson Murder Conviction Politically Motivated Prosecution Under Investigation Brent Miller Murder and Aftermath Witnesses Paid Off Blind Eye Witness Hezekiah Brown Undermining Witness Howard Baker Testimony Contradictory Testimony Anne Butler Convicted Again Odds Against Foxworth Return to Prison Breaking Prisoners Ideological Strength Wilkerson's Verdicts Recantations Deal for Wilkerson Need for Pressure Political Prisoners Prisons System Political Importance of Prisoners Supporting Prisoners Futile Attempts to Silence Credits: Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation
Abstract:
This film covers the case of the "Angola 3," Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace, and Albert Woodfox, arguing that these Black Panthers incarcerated at Angola prison in Louisiana are political prisoners, as are many other prison inmates. It puts their case in the context of the war between the J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and the Black Panthers and other radical groups, and of extreme brutality at Angola prison in the 1960s and 70s. It tells how the Angola 3 founded a Black Panther chapter inside Angola prison, and how brutal conditions inside Angola led to federal oversight. It argues that Angola prison officials concocted cases that kept the three in prison beyond their original sentences, in order to punish them for teaching prisoners to stand up for themselves.
Reading Level:
11 & up.
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