First Person: Mumia Abu-Jamal - Live From Death Row Voyager Company, The 1995

Called "the voice of the voiceless," award-winning journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks with uncommon passion and clarity about the lives of African-Americans, the judicial system, and life behind bars. Jamal has been on death row since 1982, accused of the murder of a Philadelphia policeman. Many contend that he was imprisoned because of his political beliefs. Human Rights Watch gave him its 1995 award for writers under political persecution and Amnesty International has stated that the government "appears to have overtly used Mumia Abu-Jamal's past political beliefs and impose the death penalty." Mumia Abu-Jamal writes from an incredibly dark place with humanity, objectivity, and wit, carrying a message of hope and freedom. This CD-ROM contains An introduction to Mumia Abu-Jamal's life, from his early membership in the Black Panther Party to his career as an award-winning Philadelphia journalist and supporter of the MOVE organization, performed by Giancarlo Esposito. Also included is the entire text of Jamal's book Live from Death Row and a video interview recorded in 1989 while Jamal's sentence was under appeal, and an audio interview recorded in 1994. There's also almost fifty audio commentaries, taped in prison for radio broadcast and other writings by Jamal, indexed by year and title. There is also collected statements about Jamal's life and work from E. L. Doctorow, John Edgar Wideman, Cornel West, Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., Derrick Bell, Ramona Africa, and others.
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