v261 - Mumia Abu-Jamal - "175 Progress Drive"

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Artist Name: Mumia Abu-Jamal
Album Title: 175 Progress Drive
Virus #261
This features rare interviews by and with journalist and 20 year Pennsylvania death row resident Mumia Abu-Jamal. Produced by Anita Johnson of Hardknock Radio in association with Weyland Southon. Executive Producer : Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is a prolific journalist whose best-selling books of essays have sold over 150,000 copies and have been translated into seven languages.
Banned, censored and held in solitary confinement for over a decade in a supermaximum security prison with a death sentence looming, Mumia Abu-Jamal continues to write and speak from death row. He has become the most famous political prisoner in the world. A political man, a journalist, a former Black Panther, a man who proclaims his innocence. Mumia Abu-Jamal is the conscience of America. A prolific writer and author of three searing compilations of essays Live From Death Row (Addison Wesley & Avon), Death Blossoms (Plough) and All Things Censored (Seven Stories).
New essays by the world's most famous prisoner --Mumia Abu-Jamal, journalist and resident of Pennsylvania's death row for twenty years. Rare recently discovered excerpts of Mumia Abu-Jamal radio reports for NPR and Philadelphia radio stations- including interviews with Bob Marley, Hugh Masekela, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and the people of Philadelphia. New essays read by Mumia from prison. Also Mumia's essays read by Peter Coyote and Ruby Dee. Plus statements by Assata Shakur, Rubin Hurricane Carter and Marc Bamuthi Joseph.
Includes the music : "Rocks The World" by Mumia 911 Unbound Allstars (featuring Chuck D, Zack De La Rocha, dead prez, and Pharoahe Monch). Also includes : "I was Born With Two Tongues", and "Seeds of Wisdom".