The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is proud to honor Albert Woodfox, known as one of the Angola Three, as the 2020 Stowe Prize winner. Woodfox receives the award for Solitary, his memoir about the four decades he spent in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit.
Stowe Prize 2020: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Ras Baraka
This conversation is a stimulating discussion between two great thinkers. Topics discussed include systemic racism, mass incarceration, and the inhumanity of solitary confinement in the U.S. Woodfox and Baraka delve deeper examining the connection between slavery and the injustice in U.S. prison system. Their dialogue lays bare the enduring importance of our inner voice, our creative spirits, and the impulse to write about one’s life as a means to inspire change.