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

Ed Pointdexter, 70

Ed Poindexter was one of the leading members of Omaha, Nebraska’s Black Panther chapter. The chapter worked  to desegregate Omaha’s Peony Park Swimming Pool and tackled domestic issues such as welfare rights, police brutality, absentee landlords and Omaha’s school system. Poindexter and Mondo we Langa were sentenced to life in prison in 1971 on convictions for a bombing that resulted in the death of an Omaha police officer. (Photo: David Fenton/Getty Images)

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