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Edited by:
Wilbert Rideau, American, born 1942  Search this
Written by:
Clarence Goodlow  Search this
Douglas Dennis, American, 1935 - 2009  Search this
Lane Nelson  Search this
Kerry Myers  Search this
Subject of:
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D (closed): 11 × 8 1/2 × 3/8 in. (27.9 × 21.6 × 1 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
May/August 1997
This issue of The Angolite, Vol. 22, No. 3 has a black-and-white photograph on the cover of incarcerated men building a sandbag wall along the banks of the Mississippi River. One of the three featured stories concentrates on the high waters of the river and the danger of flooding at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The other two features are about the annual Arts and Crafts Festival and on mentally ill incarcerated persons. Regular features included are sports news, brief news reports, a book review, and original poetry. The final interior page contains subscription information. There are eighty-nine (89) interior pages and the magazine is bound with two (2) metal staples. The back cover has a black-and-white photograph of two (2) men in business attire standing behind an unlocked barred door.
African American  Search this
Health  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Justice  Search this
Men  Search this
Mental health  Search this
Nature  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wilbert Rideau and Linda LaBranche
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Wilbert Rideau
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National Museum of African American History and Culture