[Ppnews] 40ft mosaic for incarcerated Black Panthers

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40ft mosaic for incarcerated Black Panthers.
by carrie reichardt ( <mailto:info at freezulu.co.uk>info [at] freezulu.co.uk )
Monday Aug 25th, 2008 9:48 AM
A spectacular mosaic has been unveiled on the 
outside wall of a house in the west London suburb 
of Chiswick to raise awareness of 
African-American men confined in the notorious Angola prison, Louisiana.

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A spectacular mosaic has been unveiled on the 
outside wall of a house in the west London suburb 
of Chiswick to raise awareness of 
African-American men confined in the notorious Angola prison, Louisiana.

The artwork, which took four months to create by 
a dedicated group of activist artists, decorates 
The Treatment Rooms, home of street artist Carrie 
Richards, aka The Baroness, and her partner Mr. Spunky.

The mosaic depicts the so-called Angola 3 – 
Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King – 
men wrongfully convicted of murder at Angola 
prison in the 1970s and who subsequently spent 
decades in solitary confinement. Though Woodfox’s 
conviction has been overturned, and Wallace’s 
recommended for such, both men remain behind bars.

The extensive work is also dedicated to Kenny 
‘Zulu’ Whitmore, who has similarly spent 33 years 
in solitary confinement at Angola, where the 
majority of inmates are black and will die inside its walls.

“Zulu is a true warrior, Panther, a servant of 
the people. Like Herman, and I he has fought a 
good battle, for so long, unrecognized, 
unsupported! This must stop, just as all of the 
many freedom fighters, fight everyday, just to 
breathe, without any support, this must stop 
now!!! So many political prisoners, prisoners of 
war, and prisoners of conscious, have sacrificed 
their lives, and freedoms, because they believed 
in the people but somehow, the people have stopped believing in them!”

Albert Woodfox
July 9th 2008


The only freed member of the Angola 3, Robert 
King – released in 2001 after his murder 
conviction was overturned – attended the 
unveiling on June 21. One of the purposes of his 
stay in London was to launch the Free Zulu 
campaign. He spoke to a crowd of 150 artists and 
activists from the UK, Europe and North America 
who have rallied around the causes of the Angola 3 and Zulu.

Robert King spoke to Zulu after the unveiling and 
Zulu said he now had hope in his heart. He has 
since seen pictures of the unveiling and is 
overjoyed by the support reaching him from the UK.”

Zulu is at a critical point in his legal case, 
but is currently without a lawyer. Those wanting 
to reach out to help him can go to his new 
website for information and you could always 
simply write to him and show the world you know he is there;

Kenny Zulu Whitmore
86468 CCR, Upper C#11
LA State Prison
Angola
LA 70712
USA

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Zulu detail
by carrie reichardt Monday Aug 25th, 2008 9:48 AM
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Angola 3 detail
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Robert King
by carrie reichardt Monday Aug 25th, 2008 9:48 AM
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Robert King Speaking at unveiling of the mosaic
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The whole back of The Treatment Rooms
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