Marshall “Eddie” Conway and Dominque Stevenson joined us this morning to discuss their new book:Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther (AK Press). Conway, who has entered his 41st year of incarceration for the alleged (if not proven!) killing of a police officer, discussed with Ms. Stevenson the history of his development of the Baltimore chapter of the BPP and the nature of a system that caused both the rise of that organization and the response those women and men continue to suffer on our behalf. In what is truly a rare look into the nature and history of a continuing enslavement of African people, and in particular the radically political, this book and our discussion today stand as powerful challenges to conventional notions of this country’s history and current design.
April 29, 2011