The Angolite, Vol. 9, No. 3

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Edited by
Rideau, Wilbert, American, born 1942
Sinclair, Billy, American, born 1945
Written by
Mason, Tommy
Illustrated by
Stegall, Larry
Subject of
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835
ink on paper
H x W x D (closed): 11 1/8 × 8 3/4 × 3/8 in. (28.3 × 22.2 × 1 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place made
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
May/June 1984
This issue of The Angolite, Vol. 9, No. 3, has a large black-and-white cover photograph behind the black text of the masthead. The photo shows several men at a funeral underneath a barren tree. Grave markers are visible in the foreground and around the men's feet. Black text over the photograph at the bottom reads "Feature: / DYING IN PRISON." The cover story includes information about the prison graveyard and has interviews with some elderly and unwell prisoners. Other articles in the issue deal with information about the pardon system, a committee set up to keep track of those with long-term sentences seeking clemency, a book review, and regular features such as sports coverage and poetry. The final interior page includes subscription information. The back cover has a line drawing of two men in a horse-drawn cart filled with cotton. There are 102 interior pages and the magazine is bound with two (2) metal staples.
African American
United States--Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wilbert Rideau and Linda LaBranche
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Wilbert Rideau. Permission required for use.
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