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"Solitary"

An Evening with Albert Woodfox

2019-03-20 18:00:00 2019-03-20 19:30:00 America/Chicago "Solitary" Main Library

Wednesday, March 20
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-03-20 18:00:00 2019-03-20 19:30:00 America/Chicago "Solitary" The author will discuss his book, "Solitary," a chronicle of rare power and humanity that proves the better spirits of our nature can thrive against any odds. Main Library

The author will discuss his book, "Solitary," a chronicle of rare power and humanity that proves the better spirits of our nature can thrive against any odds.

Solitary (Grove Press, March 2019) is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement- in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola Prison- all for a crime he did not commit. Remarkably self-aware that anger or bitterness would have destroyed him in solitary confinement, sustained by the shared solidarity of two fellow Black Panthers, Albert Woodfox turned his anger into activism and resistance. The Angola 3, as they became known, resolved never to be broken by the grinding inhumanity and corruption that effectively held them for decades as political prisoners.

Albert Woodfox was born in 1947 in New Orleans. A committed activist in prison, he remains so today, speaking to a wide array of audiences, including the Innocence Project, Harvard, Yale, other universities, the National Lawyers Guild, as well as at Amnesty International events in London, Paris, Denmark, Sweden, and Belgium. He lives in New Orleans. 

Sponsored by Octavia Books.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Community | Author Events |

TAGS: | Sponsored Events | Community | Author Events |

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