***Radio Free Dixie For The 21st Century***
"This Show Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Bro. Herman Wallace, After 41 Years Of Solitary Confinement Hell May Your Revolutionary Soul Finally Be At Rest!!!"
(Sunrise 10/13/1941- Sunset 10/4/2013)
1.) Sis. Jackie Sumell
“There is infinite opportunity to do something amazing at any point in your life, as long as we can get over the impression that amazing is complex.” -Jackie Sumell
About Sis. Jackie Sumell
Born in Brooklyn NY in 1973, Jackie Sumell is inspired most by the lives of everyday people. As a multidisciplinary artist her work transcends the boundaries of art and activism in an attempt to connect people in provocative and meaningful ways.
In 2001 Sumell received critical acclaim for her project directly condemning Bush’s conservative policies on reproductive freedoms.More recently she has been working on behalf of political prisoners in Angola Prison, Louisiana and spent several months grass-rootorganizing in a post-Katrina New Orleans. Her work has been exhibited consistently in the Bay Area and in various non-profit venues throughout the US, including the Canzani Center, Columbus OH and Disjecta, Portland OR. Internationally she was included in Kunst Lebt, Stuttgart Kunstgebaude, TULCA Arts Festival, Galway Ireland, Axis of Good Exhibition in Lisbon Portugal, and the 2003 Havana Biennale, Havana Cuba. In 2006 she published the book The House That Herman Built which documents the five-year collaborative project between she and black panther/political prisoner Herman Wallace. In December 2006 Domus magazine featured this project as it cover and in March 2007 it was covered by the NYTimes Sunday Arts section. Ms Sumell was in residenceat the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart Germany October 2005 through September 2006 and will be an Artist-in-Resident
November 2006 through November 2008 in Dublin Ireland. She received a B.S. in Allied Health/Sports Medicine from the College of Charleston, and an M.F.A. from Stanford University.
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2.) Angola 3's Bro. Robert King
W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: "Free Em All!!! The Angola 3 Is Still Me: Bro. Robert King Interview" 7/20/2008
"I may be free from Angola, but Angola will never be free of me…" ~Bro. Robert Hillary King
About Bro. Robert Hillary King & The Angola Three
Bro. King's dedicated efforts were paying off...He was drawing major media and political attention to the horrible conditions of Angola...He was gaining support from influential people for his efforts...He was also making powerful enemies...
To slow him and the prison reform movement down, Bro. King was allegedly connected
to the murder of a prison guard but never charged...However, His fellow comrades Bro. Herman Wallace and Bro. Albert Woodfox were also framed and formerly charged for the murder of the same prison guard...Unfortunately, Bros. Wallace & Woodfox were also put into solitary confinement for over 40 consecutive years each!!! Because of their inhumane treatment the trio became known as the Angola Three...Bro. Herman Wallace died on October 4, 2013, after being free for a few days as a result of advanced liver cancer...
Bro. Robert King earned his freedom on February 8, 2001, after serving 29 years in solitary confinement, 31 years behind bars total...He currently speaks around the world on behalf of his imprisoned comrades as well as other political prisoners of conscience still locked up in the world's biggest prison state, the U.S.A....The U.S.A. possesses 25% of the world's prison population (the most anywhere in the world)...Of the 2 million people locked down, half are people of color (Black)...The U.S.A. also have 4 million people on probation/parole...1 out of every 100 Americans are locked down...Sobering numbers...
Bro. Robert King Wilkerson makes a famous candy he created while in prison called 'Freelines' (similar to pralines and pronounced the same way)...You can order the deliciously sweet candy at his website...
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