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Videofreex: The Fred Hampton / Abbie Hoffman Tapes, w/ Special Guest Eddie Conway

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Friday March 16               8pm               $5 donation appreciated

This month's program features powerful and rarely scene footage from the Videofreex' archive including 1969 interviews and a speech by these two very radical charismatic activist leaders. Fred Hampton is interviewed only 2 months before he was shot in bed by the FBI and Chicago Police. Abbie Hoffman is interviewed during the Chicago 8 trial for civil disobedience at the 1968 Democratic Presidential Convention.

Also in this program is raw footage from Vietnam veteran-turned-activist Ron Kovic' famous protest on the floor of the 1972 Republican National convention and a short of Gil Scott Heron discussing why the Revolution Will Not be Televised. Following the screening we'll have a panel discussion featuring former Black Panther Eddie Conway. Not to be missed!

Marshall “ Eddie” Conway is a former member of the Black Panther Party Baltimore chapter. In 1970, he was wrongfully convicted of murder, which led him to serving nearly 44 years in the Maryland prison system. He was later released in 2014. While incarcerated, he led a number of prison support initiatives and education programs connecting prisoners to the outside world. He is the co-founder of AFSC- Friend of a Friend prisoner mentoring program, as well as the Coalition of Friends, an organization focused on building stronger communities. His latest project is the Tubman House in West Baltimore, a once vacant row home he and a coalition of organizations occupied to provide as a safe center for the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. Conway has made a number of national and international media appearances. He is an executive producer at the The Real News Network Baltimore office.

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