Former Black Panther, Albert Woodfox, on His 43 Years in Solitary Confinement
In Conversation with Mitchell Kaplan on The Literary Life Podcast
Accused of a crime he says he did not commit, Albert Woodfox endured years of brutal beatings and racial taunting by prison guards. Locked down in a cell, nine feet long and six feet wide, Woodfox endured 43 years in solitary confinement. During the most devastating weeks in this country’s history, we revisit his story of survival on today’s episode of The Literary Life.
This episode of The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan was recorded at Books&Books in Coral Gables, Florida, on May 17, 2019. Subscribe now on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever else you find your podcasts!
Albert Woodfox was born in 1947 in New Orleans. A committed activist in prison, he remains so today, speaking to a wide array of audiences, including the Innocence Project, Harvard, Yale, and other universities, the National Lawyers Guild, as well as at Amnesty International events in London, Paris, Denmark, Sweden, and Belgium. He lives in New Orleans.