“Please join the Denver Anarchist Black Cross at the Blair-Caldwell Research Library on Sat 10/12 starting at 1:30pm for a movie showing and discussion afterwards.
In the Land of the Free… narrated by Samuel L. Jackson
“Tells the shocking and unbelievable story of Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King, three black men from rural Louisiana who were held in solitary confinement in the biggest prison in the U.S., an 18,000-acre former slave plantation known as Angola. Woodfox and Wallace, founding members of the first prison chapter of the Black Panther Party, worked along with King to speak out against the inhumane treatment and racial segregation in the prison. King was released in 2001 after almost thirty years of solitary confinement. Woodfox and Wallace, convicted in the highly contested stabbing death of white prison guard Brent Miller, remain in Angola where they have spent more than thirty-six years in solitary confinement. Made aware of their plight, Congressman John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, visited Wallace and Woodfox in prison in March 2008. This documentary tells the ongoing story of the case of these three extraordinary men.”
When: October 12th, 1:30-5pm
Where: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library 2401 Welton St. Denver, Colorado