The Angolite, Vol. 15, No. 5

  • Image for The Angolite, Vol. 15, No. 5
  • Image for The Angolite, Vol. 15, No. 5
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Edited by
Rideau, Wilbert, American, born 1942
Wikberg, Ron, American, 1943 - 1994
Written by
Goodlow, Clarence
Guzman, Gilbert
Glover, Michael, 1949 - 1996
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 1/8 × 8 5/16 × 3/8 in. (28.3 × 21.1 × 1 cm)
Type
magazines (periodicals)
Place made
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
September/October 1990
Description
This issue of The Angolite magazine, Vol. 15, No. 5, has a cover illustration in yellow and black featuring a man's head wearing a helmet with several nodes coming out of the helmet attached to light bulbs along the bottom of the drawing. A human brain is visible through the helmet and the man's face is obscured by a thick veil. The two main stories in the issue focus on failed or botched executions by electric chair, and on the high rate of incarceration of African American men. Regular features such as brief news reports, letters to the magazine, sports news, and original poems are also included. The final interior page contains subscription information. There are ninety-eight (98) interior pages and the magazine is bound with two (2) metal staples. The back cover has an illustration in yellow and black of a man wearing a black cover over his head and bound by leather straps to a wooden chair.
Topic
African American
Journalism
Justice
Men
Prisons
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wilbert Rideau and Linda LaBranche
Object number
2016.139.1.7
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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