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The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation

Format: 
Size: 
109 minutes
ISBN: 
978-1-60486-020-7
Publisher: 
Year: 
2008
Price:
$26.93 (CAD)

This DVD tells the story of three members of the Black Panther Party known collectively as the Angola Three, who were politicized through contact with members of the Black Panther Party while incarcerated, and in 1971 formed one of the only recognized prison Panther chapters. Under conditions of segregation, racism, and repression, they organized other prisoners to build a movement for their rights; an astonishing feat given Angola Prison’s history of repression. The focus of 3 3 Black Panthers and the L. S. P. is on the hidden facts and cover-ups that have surrounded and clouded their cases since the 1970s. In addition, the movie explores the political climate of the 1960s and 70s that produced political prisoners in America, situating the Angola 3 within the political unrest of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements that penetrated the prison walls of America. Narrated by Mumia Abu-Jamal.