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Nuh Washington

Nuh Washington:
Political Prisoner
Prisoner of War

This video contains 2 separate titles. The first is Call Me Nuh based on an interview done with Nuh Washington in 1988 by Fiona Boneham and Paper Tiger TV and produced and edited by Lisa Rudman and Claude Marks in March, 2000.

This was originally shown at an Oakland, CA tribute to Nuh Washington in 2000, shortly before his passing. Nuh also recorded a video statement to that same event on March 21, 2000. It is included on this video and follows Call Me Nuh.

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Call Me Nuh
The Last Statement of Nuh Washington

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Albert 'Nuh' Washington passed away April 28, 2000, at the Regional Medical Unit at Coxsackie Correctional Facility.

Nuh (the Arabic form of Noah) was a committed member of the Black Panther Party and later, after the notorious FBI-engineered East Coast-West Coast split, worked with the Black Liberation Army (BLA), in defending the lives and dignity of black folk.

Back in the 1970s, Nuh was shot and captured with another Panther, Jalil Muntaqim, and was later charged and convicted of murder along with Jalil and Herman Bell. Evidence has since surfaced strongly suggesting the three men were unjustly convicted in this case.

For over 28 years Nuh (was) held in California and New York gulags, and repeatedly punished for his political ideas. (more)

– Mumia Abu-Jamal, Feb. 2000

Black Panther Party Spirit

The State has conceded that I have committed no act but that I taught political education classes. For that I have been sentenced to life imprisonment and subjected to the tightest security, not only in the states of California and New York, but in the country as well.

I am a political prisoner because I spoke out against racism and oppression.

My family instilled in me values and a sense of pride in myself, family, and people. They were always there. I tell jokes and educate my fellow prisoners, which is why I am transferred a lot. The Black Panther Party is physically gone but the spirit lives in a lot of us.

-- Nuh Washington, 1992

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