Of Poetry and Protest is an anthology of fierce and scathing poetry written by some of the best African-American poets across the United States. With over 200 pages, this collection brings together 43 writers, their searing words and monochromatic portraits, along with black and white images that depicted important events in history. Below is an excerpt from one of these poems.
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Mumia Abu Jamal is a political prisoner [who had] been on Death Row since 1982, following his unjust conviction for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman in December 1981. He was a target of the Philadelphia Police Department since the 1960s as a result of his membership in the Black Panther Party. His death sentence was overturned in 2001.