WERU Special 4/23/08: Former Black Panthers Speaking in Maine

Producer/Host: Adam Lacher with production assistance from Jeffrey McCarter

Topic: Former Black Panthers Discuss U.S. Political Prisoners and Social and Ecological Justice

What are the ten points of the Black Panther platform? How is Common Ground Relief related to the Meg Perry Center in Portland, Maine? Who are the Angola 3?

Speakers: Robert King, to date the only free member of the imprisoned Panthers known as the “Angola 3”. Was exonerated after 29 years in solitary confinement; Malik Rahim, Louisiana Black Panther Party co-founder and co-founder of Common Ground relief just one week after Katrina hit.

**Also available is the speech in it’s entirety,divided into 3 sections that are each approximately one hour in length. Click on links below**

FMI: www.angola3.org , www.commongroundrelief.org