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Edited by:
Wilbert Rideau, American, born 1942  Search this
Written by:
Darryl Evans  Search this
Kenneth Johnston  Search this
Philip Harris  Search this
Monroe Green  Search this
Cleveland Johnson  Search this
Herman Smith  Search this
Illustrated by:
Donald Jones  Search this
Ronald Jones  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 × 1/8 in. (27.9 × 21.6 × 0.3 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
November/December 1973
This issue of The Lifer magazine, November/December 1973, has a cover image of a black illustration and text. The illustration depicts the outline of a man in a striped jumpsuit incased in a tombstone reading "THE LIFER". His shackled hands are rising up from the tombstone. A Bible verse, Ezekial 1, 5:20-22, is printed below the illustration. Stories in this issue include concerns about lack of educational programs, psychological health for longterm confinement, and the effects of certain colors on mood and mental health. There are also poems, brief news items, and updates about clubs and sports activities at the prison. There are fifty (50) interior pages in the magazine and it is bound with three (3) metal staples. The front and back covers are of the same light paper weight as the interior pages.
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:
Public domain
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture