29 Years of Solitary Confinement: Robert King Shares His Story


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  • Speaker: Robert H. King
  • Host Department: race
  • Date: 02/01/2013
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Location: Rackham Graduate School Amphitheater, 915 E Washtington St, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Description:

    Human Rights Through Education (HRTE) presents a lecture by Robert H. King. King is part of a trio of American political prisoners collectively known as the "Angola Three." His efforts to organize against prison injustices resulted in him being targeted for retaliation by prison officials. He subsequently spent 29 years in solitary confinement. He was released in 2001 and is now known as an author, a candy maker, a former political prisoner and an activist. Please join us for an evening with Robert King as he shares his story.

    This event leads up to Human Rights Through Education's conference, "Human Rights Held Captive: Perspectives on the Justice System," taking place Feb. 7-9th in the Rackham Amphitheater & North Quad. This conference will explore a wide range of topics including the imprisonment of minorities, prison conditions, incarceration and sentencing, prisoner reentry and rehabilitation, the school-to-prison pipeline, the death penalty, and detention and torture on both domestic and international levels.

    The rest of the conference will take place the following weekend from Thursday, Feb. 7th - Saturday, Feb. 9th. Please visit our website, www.hrte.org, for more details.