5 Civil Rights Activists Who Are Imprisoned

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  • Activists Who Are Imprisoned
  • Russell Maroon Shoatz, 69
  • Ed Poindexter, 70
  • Mondo we Langa, 64
  • Herman Wallace, 71
  • Sundiata Alcoli, 74

Activists Who Are Imprisoned

The fight for civil rights in the U.S. is often remembered by keystone events like Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington address. But groups like the Black Panthers and the Black Liberation Army also simultaneously fought for fairness and justice. Several of those activists are serving life sentences for taking the lives of innocents during their quest for equality. Here’s a look at the African-Americans who are living out their lives away from the society they fought to help establish. – LaToya Bowlah 

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