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Marshall "Eddie" Conway: Organizing Behind Bars

When: Thu., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. 2014

Marshall “Eddie” Conway was the defense minister of the Baltimore chapter of the Black Panther Party. Framed for the murder of two Baltimore police officers in 1970, he was sentenced to life in prison. While in prison, Eddie Conway earned three diplomas, started a prison literacy program, and organized prisoner unions and libraries. After serving 43 years in prison, Conway was released on March 4, 2014. Conway will be speaking about his time in the Black Panther Party, his prisoner organizing work inside prison, and what his life has been like since being released.

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