Show: A Progressive Voice

Episode: 0360 Malik Rahim: What we can learn from the Black Panthers


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We are treated to three speakers Malik Rahim, Amy Goodman and Joshua Guild

The first is Joshua Guild who is an assistant professor at Princeton University who specializes in 20th Century African-American history, with a particular focus on urban communities and the making of modern African diaspora.

Joshua introduces Malik Rahim during several minutes and gives an eloquent description of Malik’s historical and multifaceted political and social journey starting with him becoming a member in New Orleans in the early 1970’s of the black Panther Party.

During the introduction Joshua Guild focuses some time on the Angola 3 who spent much of their time he Angola 3 prison inmates – Robert Hillary King, Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace – who were put in solitary confinement in Louisiana State Penitentiary, a.k.a. Angola Prison.

We then segue into an older talk given by Amy Goodman on the Angola 3 at Princeton University on October 10, 2013. She details the Angola 3 history and also the coverage she did with Democracy Now of Herman Wallace last days of his life and the conditions he and other prisoners have had to bear.

Finally Malik Rahim speaks on several topics including the lessons that were learned from his early organizing days that are even more relevant today and especially directed at today’s youth.
Malik Rahim was raised in New Orleans' Algiers neighborhood. He has spent many years studying and organizing around housing and prison issues. He was a founding member of the Black Panthers' Louisiana Chapter, the anti-death penalty campaign Pilgrimage for Life (with Sister Helen Prejean and others) and the successful National Coalition to Free the Angola Three. Malik was also a founder and operator of Algiers Development Center and Invest Transitional Housing, an ex-offenders program which housed over 1,000 men, women and children. He is co-founder and outreach organizer of Housing is a Human Right, an affordable housing non-profit organization in San Francisco.

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