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Edited by:
Wilbert Rideau, American, born 1942  Search this
Ron Wikberg, American, 1943 - 1994  Search this
Written by:
Clarence Goodlow  Search this
Gilbert Guzman  Search this
Michael Glover, 1949 - 1996  Search this
Illustrated by:
Leonard Pourciau  Search this
Subject of:
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D (closed): 11 1/8 × 8 5/16 × 3/8 in. (28.3 × 21.1 × 1 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
September/October 1990
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.
African American  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Justice  Search this
Men  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