The pursuit of justice

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal - journalist on death row
  • Joan Fernandez
  • Lecture

On the night of December 9, 1981, there was a shooting in what was then the red-light district of Philadelphia. Police officer Daniel Faulkner died in the incident, and the city’s well-known radio journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was seriously injured. The cop was white, the journalist black.

That night in the hospital-and repeatedly since then-Mumia Abu-Jamal claimed his innocence, yet he was in the wrong place at the wrong time: In a trial lasting only two weeks, he was sentenced to death six months after the incident. And has now been on death row for almost 38 years.

Johanna Fernandez, Professor of History at Baruch University in New York, author of the book The Young Lords and producer of the film Justice on Trial – The Story of Mumia Abu-Jamal has been visiting the prisoner regularly for over 15 years and has been campaigning for his release.

Now, due to an unexpected and dramatic turn of events, the never-ending (criminal) story around Mumia Abu-Jamal is nearing a possibly positive end that could actually mean freedom for him.

Fernandez lets her audience participate in the moving case and informs about the latest events.

In cooperation with Netzwerk gegen die Todesstrafe – Freiheit für Mumia Abu-Jamal e.V. and Rote Hilfe Heidelberg

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