Albert Woodfox - Solitary — in conversation with Katherine M. Kimpel

Upcoming Event
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Convicted of armed robbery in his twenties, Woodfox was sentenced to fifty years in Angola prison. There he learned about the Black Panther’s code of living and commitment to social justice and joined the party. Then in April 1972 he was accused of killing a white guard and, without evidence, put into solitary confinement. For more than forty years, until he was freed in February 2016, he spent 23 hours a day in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell. In this extraordinary memoir, Woodfox, who began his activismfor prisoners’ rights while still in solitary, recounts his harrowing experience as one of the Angola Three. His book is both a searing indictment of the criminal justice system and a tribute to the Black Panther Party, whose principles helped keep him hopeful and compassionate during his long ordeal.

Woodfox will be in conversation with Katherine M. Kimpel, current Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and formerly one of Woodfox's legal representatives.


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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Solitary: A Biography (National Book Award Finalist; Pulitzer Prize Finalist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802129086
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Published: Grove Press - March 5th, 2019

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