5 Civil Rights Activists Who Are Imprisoned

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

Mondo we Langa, 64

Mondo we Langa (formerly known as David Rice) is regarded as a political prisoner in Nebraska State Penitentiary since 1971 for a bombing which resulted in the murder of an Omaha policeman. Prior to his life sentence, Langa worked in the Black Panther’s breakfast-for-children program and participated in community groups such as the Ad Hoc Education Planning Committee, which addressed racism in the Omaha public school system.  While imprisoned, he contributes stories and poems to various literary journals. (Photo: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images)

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