[act-ma] 3/08 Angola 3 members Albert Woodfox and Robert King at Harvard

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Mar 5 13:15:44 PST 2017

The two surviving members of the Angola 3 will be speaking Wednesday at

5:30pm at Harvard.
Amnesty International played a key role in the campaign that secured their
release after decades of solitary confinement.

For more information see the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/731647556988197/ .

>From the event page:

"Albert Woodfox and Robert King of the Angola 3 will be speaking at in the
Ames Courtroom at Austin Hall, Harvard University on March 8, 2017 at

King and Woodfox were exonerated after spending decades imprisoned in
Angola Penitentiary (formerly Angola Plantation) in Louisiana. King spent
29 years in solitary confinement before his release in 2001. Woodfox spent
41 years in solitary confinement before his release in 2016. The third
member of the Angola 3, Herman Wallace, passed away in 2013 days after
being released.

Op-ed in the Crimson on solitary confinement and the upcoming event:

For more background on the Angola 3 and the international campaign that
secured their freedom:

This event is sponsored by the Harvard Law Community Engagement and Equity
Office, the Warren Center for American History, the Hutchins Center, the
Harvard Organization for Prison Education, Black Men's Forum, the Black
Students Association, and the Harvard Law School Criminal Justice
Institute. We are actively seeking cosponsors to help with promotion!"

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