Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement : My Story of Transformation and Hope

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Arrested often as a teenager in New Orleans, inspired behind bars in his early twenties to join the Black Panther Party because of its social commitment and code of living, Woodfox was serving a 50-year sentence in Angola for armed robbery when on April 17, 1972, a white guard was killed. Albert and another member of the Panthers were accused of the crime and put in solitary confinement without a shred of actual evidence against them. Released in February 2016, Woodfox turned his anger into activism and resistance. This is his chronicle of rare power and humanity that proves the better spirits of our nature can thrive against any odds. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2019.
Edition: First edition., First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780802129086
Branch Call Number: 921 WOODFOX, ALBERT
Characteristics: xi, 433 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: George, Leslie - Author


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TechLibrarian Jun 13, 2019

You should put a hold on this book right now, and when your hold arrives, put down whatever else you are reading to make time. It's one of the best biographies I have ever read, with a fascinating narrative about growing up in New Orleans in the 1950s to Woodfox's experiences as an inmate at Angola. Sound depressing? It is not! The story and understanding, wise tone make this a must read. I can't even believe I am writing the first Bibliocommons review. Get on it, folks! Special shout to fans of Just Mercy and Pimp, this is especially up your alley.


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