The Angolite, Vol. XII, No. 1

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Edited by
Rideau, Wilbert, American, born 1942
Written by
Mason, Tommy
Illustrated by
Pourciau, Leonard
Subject of
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (closed): 11 1/2 × 8 5/8 × 5/16 in. (29.2 × 21.9 × 0.8 cm)
Type
magazines (periodicals)
Place made
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
January/February 1987
Description
This issue of The Angolite, Vol. XII, No. 1 features a cover illustration in yellow, black, and gray depicting a man wearing a striped jumpsuit and handcuffs standing behind a table with scales, The Tombstone Epitaph newspaper, cards and gambling chips, a bottle of liquor, and a handgun. In the background is a prison guard tower. The feature story concerns Washington Correctional Institute, a nearby prison facility, with interviews by Angolite staff of the inmates and staff at the other prison. One article, "The Pardons Scandal," deals with the pardon scam related to form Angolite editor Billy Sinclair, who was an FBI informant on the case. Others cover personnel changes in the ACLU, the dedication of a wildlife refuge on the prison grounds, and regular features including brief news stories, legal advice, and poetry. The final interior page includes subscription information, with an illustration of a manacled hand reaching out from the water. The back cover has a horizontally-oriented illustration in yellow, black, and gray of a dragon lounging on a pile of gold coins wearing pajamas with a prison number on his jacket, and drinking from a goblet while reading this issue of The Angolite. The magazine has eighty-six (86) interior pages and is bound with two (2) metal staples.
Topic
African American
Journalism
Justice
Law
Men
Nature
Prisons
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wilbert Rideau and Linda LaBranche
Object number
2016.139.1.5
Restrictions & Rights
© Wilbert Rideau. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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