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Bright Lights Online: Solitary

A Conversation with author and Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox and artist Jackie Sumell

Published: July 26, 2020
Last Updated: July 26, 2021

Bright Lights Online: Solitary
Albert Woodfox, whose book Solitary: My Story of Transformation and Hope is the 2020 LEH Humanities Book of the Year is joined in conversation by artist and activist Jackie Sumell, founder of the nonprofit Solitary Gardens. Woodfox, a member of the Angola 3, spent more than four decades in solitary confinement for a crime he didn’t commit. Solitary, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, is his story. This conversation occurred on Friday, November 27, 11 a.m.

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