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

Russell Maroon Shoatz, 69

Russell Maroon Shoatz was a community activist who founded the Black Unity Council and served in the Black Liberation Army prior to his 1971 conviction for murdering a Pennsylvania police officer. On May 8, 2013, the self-designated "New African Political Prisoner” Shoatz filed a lawsuit demanding an end to his solitary confinement. (Photo: Pennsylvania Police Department)

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