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Updated: Oct 2, 2020 Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King is a short video being released at this time to highlight another dimension of the protests taking place around the world supporting Black Lives Matter and to draw attention to racism in criminal justice systems around the world. In March, 2017, Kelly Saxberg and Ron Harpelle recorded a conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King during their visit to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Kelly Saxberg and Ron Harpelle are independent filmmakers who produced “Hard Time,” a documentary film about Robert King.

Albert Woodfox and Robert King are the surviving members of the Angola 3 and, along with Herman Wallace, they spent a combined total of 114 years in solitary confinement for crimes they did not commit. Their real “crime” was being black in the U.S. and organizing the only prison chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Most of their time was spent in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, which is located on a former slave plantation known as Angola. Robert King was released in 2001 after 29 years in solitary, Herman Wallace was released after 42 years on October 1, 2013 and he died of cancer three days later, and Albert Woodfox saw freedom in November 2014 after almost 44 years in a six-by-nine cell for 23 hours a day. Since their release, both Albert Woodfox and Robert King have authored critically acclaimed autobiographies and they continue to fight for reforms in the criminal justice system. In March 2017 they were invited by researchers at Lakehead University to participate in a panel discussion on solitary confinement in Canada. The introduction is a re-edited section of “Hard Time,” a documentary about Robert King by Ron Harpelle and Kelly Saxberg. Credits

Albert Woodfox Robert King Kelly Saxberg – camera and editing Adrien Harpelle – additional editing and sound mix Ron Harpelle – sound recordist and interviewer Alyssa Kusik – colour editing Special Thanks Resources, Economy and Society Research Group Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Music recorded by Dr. Harry Oster

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Hanging one's hat in Austin, Texas. Robert King Wilkerson (A.K.A) Robert H. King and Kenyatta

Ruth Hathaway (A.K.A) Kenyatta Ruth Williams. Together we relocated to Westwego, Louisiana 2018. Upon repositioning, we transposed to New Orleans food and beverage sector. Historical Old  Algiers

community. In a business partnership with Henry (Pal) Alexander of the Westbank Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club. Our mission is to engender employment for the region. Ergo will give rise to the induction of civic and social relief. Effectuating opportunities for a depressed and underprivileged community, and build successful business bonding's. While generating revenue that will in return booster the economics of Algiers. A community from which King & Pal have roots in. Algiers is Westbank of the Mississippi 

River. It's the only section of Orleans Parish district located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Algiers is known as the 15th Ward.  It's one of the oldest Wards of the 17 Wards in New Orleans. Following chattel slavery along the Mississippi River. It became the birthplace of  Jazz in the early 1900s. 

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