Scalawag editor Zaina Alsous interviews Albert Woodfox of The Angola Three on his historic survival of over 40 years in solitary confinement while studying and organizing with other prisoners as a member of The Black Panther Party. Woodfox recently published a memoir: Solitary, out now on Grove Press.
Monét Noelle Marshall is an artist, director, curator and cultural organizer, and the founding Artistic Director of MOJOAA Performing Arts Company and Director of Programs at VAE Raleigh. Saba Taj is a visual artist and current Director of the Carrack Modern Art Gallery in Durham, North Carolina. Scalawag editor Zaina Alsous interviews Monét Noelle Marshall and Saba Taj on navigating the tensions of collective accountability and individual creation in the arts.
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Taking inspiration from Langston Hughes, Zaina Alsous examines the current political moment and provokes us to work toward an America that has never before existed— an “always not yet” country, instead of an oppressive “great again” nation.